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
2013 IN REVIEW: Applicants Try Their Hand at Second Casino License In PhiladelphiaThe six applicants interested in a second casino license to be issued in Philadelphia showed their best hands this year.
Synagogue, Schools File Petition Against Applicant For Philadelphia's Second Casino LicenseA 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.
Construction Underway On North Philly Shopping CenterDeveloper Bart Blatstein described the 9th Street Marketplace, saying, "This is a 40,000 square foot, $20 million shopping center at 9th and Girard."