Rendering of Market8
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held its second day of hearings at the Convention Center yesterday. During one of the breaks I had a chance to talk with Ken Goldenberg, founder and president of the Goldenberg Group, a leader of Market8, one of the six groups pitching the board to win the right to develop Philadelphia’s second casino. Goldenberg, a Harvard Law, Wharton and Germantown Academy graduate, argues that “the city’s future and fortune rise and fall with the success of Market East.”
How about that–no NIMBY troubles yet for Steve Wynn in Fishtown. At an informational meeting of the Fishtown Neighbors Association last night at the First Presbyterian Church of Kensington, the members of the civic association voted 173-55 in support of Wynn Philadelphia, Wynn’s proposed hotel and casino on the Delaware waterfront.
Dear Atlantic City:
You know we love you. We come to you for gambling, for bachelor and bachelorette parties, for rides on your charming jitneys, for strolls on your boardwalk, for indulgence in the nostalgia for your bygone days, for air shows, for golf tournaments, for conventions and gymnastics competitions, for prize fights, for shopping at outlets, for rides that make children vomit.