Not content to sit on his laurels, Bart Blatstein is already conceptualizing his next development opportunity in Philadelphia. The brilliant cosmopolitan developer who gave us the Piazza, and soon The Provence (no, NOT Le Provence, that would just be pretentious) is eyeing up other world cultures to which he can pay homage with a dazzling world class urban resort.
Sure, Bart already has LOTS OF MONEY, but he cares about Philly and about making it a world capital by increasing his capital. Tweaking world cultures and adding a little glam will turn Philadelphia into a real live Epcot Center, only better – it’ll have GAMBLING! Here’s a little global taste of what Bart has in store for us:
GdansKasino. With an underlying nod to the importance of General Kozckiusko as a Revolutionary war ally, and taking over the decaying USS United States, it will be a Polish-shipping-port themed hotel, casino and Polka dance club! Look for an upscale branch of Syrenka as the resort’s premiere dining destination!
He’ll revitalize the Holmesburg section of Philly by creating the Great Wall Resort and Pachinko Parlor behind the great walls of the former Holmesburg prison. A partnership with one of America’s finest Asian restaurants, P.F. Changs, will transport gamers to the Far (north) East!
A partnership with Caesars Entertainment and Little Caesars Pizza is in the works for the Navy Yard to create the ultimate South Philly destination! And you thought the Piazza was the quintessential Italian experience? This resort truly will be molto bene!
So who needs to schlep all over the world when the world is right here in Philadelphia? Especially when places like Rome and Paris and Barcelona DON’T HAVE GAMBLING right in the middle of their downtowns. Gaming makes the difference between an okay city and a great city.