- Players making the most of liquidation sale
- Sale will continue until early September
- New Hard Rock site set to be open by Memorial Day 2018
Hundreds of people flocked to the former Trump Taj Mahal casino on Thursday looking to purchase items for bargain prices in a liquidation sale.
The casino resort‘s 1250 guest rooms and suites were packed full of items including, lavish chandeliers, reportedly bought for $250,000 now being sold for just $35,000, as well as more everyday items like irons, priced at just $8 per unit.
Everything, except slot machines and items with President Donald Trump’s name on it, are being sold to the public ahead of the site’s new owners, the Hard Rock Group commencing renovation work.
The sale has proved incredibly popular with long queues on day one.
End of an era for $1.2 billion project
The President first opened the casino all the way back in 1990 when he was a casino developer, buying and renovating the property for a whopping $1.2 billion.
In 2009 Trump decided to cut ties with Atlantic City after testing times for the local economy and Carl Icahn purchased the Taj Mahal Casino before earlier this year Hard Rock International bought the site for a mere $50 million, a fraction of what Trump had to pay and plans to open a brand new gaming venue in May 2018.
This means that all things Taj Mahal related must go whether that be a bed from one of the guestrooms or even just a painting off the wall for a few dollars.
Sale to stay until September
The sale will last for 60 days from now all the way through to early September, opening from 10am until 7pm Monday- Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sundays.
The flogging of the huge quantity of items has already proved popular with an array of people, from bargain hunters to people looking for something to remember the once successful casino by and queues are expected to form right through until the end of the sale.
50 people will be allowed to enter the sale at a time, some perhaps looking to splash the cash.
Trump’s problem of the media isn’t a new thing
27 years ago, Bill O’Reilly was in the anchor’s chair of Inside Edition and interviewed Trump on the opening day of the Taj Mahal Casino and even then he was still letting off steam about fake news and the fake media.
He said: “You have a lot of dishonest reporters in my opinion and I mean dishonest.
“I am not talking that they are slightly off, I mean they are totally dishonest.”
The sale marks the end of the Taj Mahal Casino’s troubled past, it was meant to be the ambitious project that symbolizes what Atlantic City supposedly stood for instead it never really made it.
Looking to the future, Atlantic City would benefit enormously from Hard Rock’s plans for the Taj Mahal coming to fruition.
We recently reported that the Taj Mahal replacement is set to open in time for Memorial Day 2018, and it could be the catalyst for further improvements in Atlantic City.
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