Tuesday, November 18, 2014

South Philly To Get City's 2nd Casino - Ugh!

A casino is coming to South Philadelphia IF it can overcome vehement community opposition and IF it can pass what are likely to be several court challenges and IF it can pass equally likely zoning, planning and other challenges.

In a really, really, REALLY dumb move, Live! Hotel and Casino was granted Philadelphia's second casino license. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board made the announcement Tuesday to a packed house at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The badly-conceived 200,000 square-foot project includes "a spa and conference center" built in and around an existing Holiday Inn. Oh, wow - a real, live Holiday Inn!

For how this happened, see our post directly below.

There is enormous opposition to this project and we wish the opponents well. This is a VERY bad idea!

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