Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, a closed casino on the Atlantic City, N.J., boardwalk once owned by former President Donald Trump, was demolished Wednesday.
Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, who took office in January, made it a priority to destroy the vacant building, calling it an eyesore for the boardwalk. The city hosted a viewing party of the implosion and allowed viewers to pull up in their cars to witness the demolition of the property, which opened in 1984.
Mr. Trump sold the financially struggling casino, which previously was the cornerstone of his Atlantic City empire, in 2013. Trump Plaza was the last Atlantic City casino to bear the former president’s name and has been closed since 2014.
After he sold the casino, Mr. Trump’s attorneys argued in bankruptcy court that his name should be removed from the property.
Mr. Trump’s other Atlantic City casinos also fell on hard times as the region began facing more gambling competition in the northeast, but his other properties were repurposed by new owners. The Trump Taj Mahal is now Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and the Trump Marina is now the Golden Nugget Atlantic City.
Source: WSJ – US News