Trump’s Sleaze Clubs October 30, 2016Posted by Daniel Downs in news.
Tags: casinos, Donald Trump, hotels, presidential election 2016, strip bars
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By Daniel Downs
On the internet, in advertisements, and during campaign debates, there is much hype about Trump building and owning a bunch of strip clubs. However, Trump does not own any strip clubs, but he used to own a number of hotels one of which that housed a strip club.
According to Wikipedia, Trump purchased Hilton Inn’s Casino Hotel in Atlantic New Jersey and renamed Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in 1984. A year later, he bought a nearly-completed Atlantic City hotel and casino property at the Atlantic marina from Hilton Hotels, which was later renamed Trump Marina. In 1988, he bought out Mervin Griffin’s shares in the uncompleted Taj Mahal. Trump completed the project in 1990. In the meantime Trump opened a casino in Gary Indiana. In 1996, he opened Trump’s World Fair that was annexed to the Trump Plaza. His publicly traded hotel and casino corporation took over management of Coachella California’s Spot Light 29 casino. After this, Trump’s hotel and casino business began to decline.
How many of these hotels and casino housed strip clubs? I found only one permitting a strip club was the Taj Mahal, which apparently leased space to Scores. And, for perspective, Taj Mahal also leased space to restaurants Dynasty, Il Mulino New York, Moon at Dynasty, Robert’s Steakhouse, and Hard Rock Cafe.
That hardly makes Trump a sleazy merchant or a corrupt real estate mogul.