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(Architect Paul Steelman, at lectern, describes his work on Blatstein's "Playground" project.  Blatstein is standing at right.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Developer Will Convert Upscale Atlantic City Shopping Mall Into Entertainment and Leisure Venue

As the first order of business, the struggling Pier Shops at Caesars Casino will be renamed the “Playground.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(The Pier Shops at Caesars.  Photo provided)

Blatstein Reboots Makeover of Pier Shops at Caesars, in Atlantic City

Developer Bart Blatstein’s plans to redevelop the shopping mall at Caesars Casino, in Atlantic City, are back on track.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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Developer’s Plan To Refurbish Atlantic City Mall Put On Hold

Philadelphia 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.

02/24/2015

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Blatstein Drops Casino Appeal, Says He’ll Move Ahead With Other Plans for Inquirer HQ

Blatstein 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.

01/19/2015

(The former Peco power plant on the Delaware River near Penn Treaty Park, in Fishtown.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Developer Plans to Turn Former Peco Power Plant Into Hotels Plus Event Spaces

Developer Bart Blatstein and caterer Joseph Volpe have signed a contract with Exelon Corporation to buy the old power plant at an undisclosed price.

01/16/2015

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

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.

11/18/2014

(With the former Inquirer headquarters as a backdrop, Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke announces formation of "Avenue North Renaissance."  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

New Agency Formed To Promote North Broad Street Revival

A 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.

05/14/2014

(The former headquarters building of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Lawmakers Move To Scrub Area Near Proposed Casino

The 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.

04/21/2014

(Developer Bart Blatstein, left, with entertainment promoter Larry Magid, right.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Noted Promoter Hired To Help Program Entertainment For Proposed ‘Provence’ Casino

Magid was hired by developer Bart Blatstein (left). “We are obviously going to go for the biggest names,” Magid (right) said.

03/19/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Philippe Lopez/ AFP/ Getty Images.)

Rivalry Intense For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License

With 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.

01/26/2014

The vacant lot at Broad and Washington has been an eyesore for decades. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Bart Blatstein Has Big (Secret) Plans For Vacant Lot At Broad And Washington

He’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

01/15/2014

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2013 IN REVIEW: Applicants Try Their Hand at Second Casino License In Philadelphia

The six applicants interested in a second casino license to be issued in Philadelphia showed their best hands this year.

12/27/2013

(Pennsylvnai Gaming Control Board) (credit: KYW's Tony Romeo)

Synagogue, Schools File Petition Against Applicant For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License

A gaming board spokesman says Congregation Rodeph Shalom and two schools near the casino proposed for Broad and Callowhill Streets have filed a petition with the board seeking to intervene in opposition to the project, to be developed by Bart Blatstein.

12/14/2013

(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke, left, and developer Bart Blatstein.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Construction Underway On North Philly Shopping Center

Developer Bart Blatstein described the 9th Street Marketplace, saying, “This is a 40,000 square foot, $20 million shopping center at 9th and Girard.”

11/14/2013

(Bart Blatstein speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new shopping center at 9th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Rival Casino Developer Not Surprised By Steve Wynn’s Bow-Out

Developer Bart Blatstein, one of the remaining applicants for Philadelphia’s second casino license, says this week’s withdrawal of Wynn’s application removes what Blatstein calls a “distraction.”

11/13/2013

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