Friday, May 1, 2009

Here comes summer.

It seems like last winter would never end. Now for the next few months Atlantic CIty can retrun to form. Jimmy Buffett will soon be back in Boardwalk Hall making us all forget about teh horros that go on just beyond the doors.

Recently the Casino Control Commission approved the auction of the Tropicana. It appears the former owner of the Sands in Atlantic City Carl Ichan will be the winner. I am not excited about this one bit. This guy has been behind the AC Sands and the Starosphere i Las Vegas. Not exactly two winners. He will likely prop the thing up just long enough to get it ready for a real buyer like Penn National or Mohegan Sun.

Meanwhile the main benefactor of the issues AC is having are people wishing to stay overnight. The room rates have dropped to an almost affordable level. Enjoy the the summer. It can be worse than the winter can it.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fading Starr at the Pier

It has become public knowledge Steven Starr wants out of the pier. He has filed suit saying he was misled into thinking Rumjungle would open up on level 3. Drawing much needed traffic. Now Starr wants to close buddakan and the continental. Too bad because they are among Atlantic city's best.

I feel that the lack of a nightclub in the pier is it's original sin. That along with a drawn out opening allowed the venture to lack the pizzaz it promised. Closing next will likely be the 40/40.

Oy vey.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Surfing on Safari

The Atlantic City Surf are another casualty in Atlantic City's recent problems. After 12 years the team has called it quits.

I must admit the stadium and experience had been going down hill for a few years now. Though I will miss the fireworks shows. Minor league baseball without a major league affiliate is a tough sell.

Boardwalk Bullies RIP
Atlantic City Seagulls RIP
Atlantic City Surf RIP

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I Heart Atlantic City

Ok. Today I found some positive news. 3 pieces in fact.

1) Air Trans is being added to the AC International Airport
2) The Atlantic 10 tournament reupped for 3 more years
3) Jeff Van Drew is leading the charge by suing over sports betting.

These thing alone mean nothing. They must be successful, But if you dont get up to bat you can never hit a home run. So give them the heater Ricky.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I hate Atlantic City.

I have not blogged in a few weeks. The main reason is that I have nothing to say, There is so little going on in Atlantic City.

The Atlantic 10 tournament drew less people than the high school wresting championship.
No sports betting during March Madness makes Hulk angry.
There have been no major entertainment announcements.

Casino employees can now be elected officials in Atlantic City. This cant hurt. But again way too late.

Last week I was traveling down I95 in Philly. I realized Harrahs Chester is 15 minutes from the stadiums. 15 MINUTES. I don't think most people in the AC area understand that over the next 3 years the town is done without sports betting.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Jack Frost Kills Restaurant Week

Fuck. I mean fuck. I mean what the fuck. A foot of fucking snow.

Isnt this restaurant week in AC? Ooops. This reminds me of the old Mirage billboard on the Atlantic CIty Expressway. Its 73 and sunny in Las Vegas. I sit hear watching the snow pour down. Why lord, why did you maroon me in this decaying gaming corpse?

If there is anyone out there, can I transfer to Ft Lauderdale?

Action Junkie

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Classic Car Show in Atlantic City

This weekend the classic car show and auction returns to Atlantic City. This convention has a soft spot in my heart because my father took me here almost every year as a kid. For the most part I hated it, but now I look back on it with fondness.

The part that I did really enjoy as a kid was the auction. Not sure how it works now, but it was pretty cool back in the day. Once in a while I will catch one of the big auctions on ESPN or Speed. This year they are doing a special auction at Borgata with 50 super fancy autos. I really dig the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz.

For a full list of the high end cars click here.