Did you watch the Republican Presidential Debate last night? It's recorded and waiting for me on my DVR, but I can't avoid what social media is already saying. To have Governor Chris Christie and Donald Trump on the same stage is almost like a political Wrestlemania (yea, I dropped the wrestling reference there). The one topic that had me listening was Trump talking about Atlantic City.
We've heard just about everything surrounding the former Atlantic Club. From a hotel, to a retirement home complex, to even a college, and now a redevelopment plan has been introduced by the Atlantic Council.
The last time I was at Bader Field, I was sliding down slides and running through obstacle courses at the Insane Inflatable 5k. Since then, I just drive by it when I head to work. It sits there, empty.
We originally thought that Stockton University was going to operate an island based campus and private hotel at the property formerly known as Showboat. That operation was delayed due to a 1988 covenant, which required the property to operate as a casino. Today, things could get even more interesting.