'I Can't See It Working': Blatstein's Plan For Showboat Draws Criticism From Casino AnalystA Las Vegas-based casino analyst says Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein's tentative plan to reopen a casino inside the Showboat property in Atlantic City is a bad idea.
Developer Will Convert Upscale Atlantic City Shopping Mall Into Entertainment and Leisure VenueAs the first order of business, the struggling Pier Shops at Caesars Casino will be renamed the "Playground."
Blatstein Reboots Makeover of Pier Shops at Caesars, in Atlantic CityDeveloper Bart Blatstein's plans to redevelop the shopping mall at Caesars Casino, in Atlantic City, are back on track.
Developer's Plan To Refurbish Atlantic City Mall Put On HoldPhiladelphia developer Bart Blatstein had planned to unveil his vision for The Pier Shops at Caesars in Atlantic City on Tuesday, but a legal dispute has put the project on hold.
Blatstein Drops Casino Appeal, Says He'll Move Ahead With Other Plans for Inquirer HQBlatstein was one of four developers hoping to build Philadelphia's second casino; he proposed putting it in the former Inquirer headquarters, on North Broad Street at Callowhill.
Developer Plans to Turn Former Peco Power Plant Into Hotels Plus Event SpacesDeveloper Bart Blatstein and caterer Joseph Volpe have signed a contract with Exelon Corporation to buy the old power plant at an undisclosed price.
Rivals For Philadelphia's Second Casino License Lick Wounds, Regroup"Maybe another newspaper? I don't know. We'll deal with that next week," said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.
New Agency Formed To Promote North Broad Street RevivalA new agency is hoping to do for North Broad Street what the "Avenue of the Arts" has done for South Broad, according to City Council president Darrell Clarke.
Phila. Lawmakers Move To Scrub Area Near Proposed CasinoThe possibility of a casino on North Broad Street, near Callowhill, is prompting a move in Philadelphia City Council to stave off new pawn shops, payday loan operations, and other shady credit businesses in that area.
Noted Promoter Hired To Help Program Entertainment For Proposed 'Provence' CasinoMagid was hired by developer Bart Blatstein (left). "We are obviously going to go for the biggest names," Magid (right) said.
Rivalry Intense For Philadelphia's Second Casino LicenseWith hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from table games and slot machines potentially at stake, the five applicants will make their final pitches to state gambling regulators this week.
Bart Blatstein Has Big (Secret) Plans For Vacant Lot At Broad And WashingtonHe's entered into a contract with the New York owners, Hudson Capital, to buy the lot for an undisclosed amount. He also declines to give many details about his project