Bart Blatstein

Why Are Businesses Struggling and Leaving Atlantic City?

Why are businesses like Apple and KFC leaving Atlantic City? That’s what developer/investor Sean Reardon wants to know. On Oc t 25, 2018, Reardon addressed Atlantic City Council about this issue. Why couldn’t the city keep Apple and 32 other national retailers at the Pier Shops in Caesars, currently known as the Playground, owned by …

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Blatstein’s Playground Pier Loses 4 More Retail Stores

We think the Playground Pier in front of Caesars on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, is one of the most valuable structures in town. Too bad the horribly named pier is 75% empty and getting worse. Last year,  Gucci, Burberry, Guess, L’occitaine, Starbucks and others exited. By Jan 2018, 4 more will be gone, including Tiffany, Michael …

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Blatstein Sued By AC Fan Xpo, Finally, A ‘Due For a Win’ Scoop!

The operators of AC Fan Xpo, who had a very short-lived run inside Bart Blatstein’s Showboat Hotel are taking the vulture investor to court. This is according to the ‘Due For a Win’ podcast about Atlantic City. AC Fan Xpo is all about geeks, video-games and e-sports. It was Blatstein’s shot at tapping a gamer-focused …

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Atlantic City Still Waiting for ‘Buy & Hold’ Blatstein to Succeed

Some, like Mayor Don Guardian, see developer Bart Blatstein as a non-casino savior for Atlantic City. Others, scratch their heads about the value of Blatstein, who heads up Tower Investments and owns a summer home in Margate. If Blatstein loves Atlantic City so much, why doesn’t he buy a home here? According to RTForty.com,  developer …

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Blatstein Renames Garden Pier as PierAC with July 12 Open

What exactly is a ‘PierAC’, and can owner / vulture investor Bart Blatstein finally put one in the Atlantic City WIN column? The former Garden Pier on the AC Boardwalk has been re-branded as PIER AC. It’s situated above the beach, right in between the quiet Showboat Hotel and the dead-as-a-door knob REVEL. According to …

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How to Fix Playground Pier on Atlantic City Boardwalk

Damn, we love that Atlantic City Boardwalk pier in front of Caesars. Shops, dining & spirits. Even a freekin’ Apple store. But man, we hate that name; Playground. Central location, four levels of awesomeness overlooking the beach, Boardwalk and ocean. But geez, can we finally get someone to properly operate that hidden jewel? Here’s our plan …

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Blatstein Hopes to Revitalize Playground Offerings by Summer 2017

Beautiful views, spectacular structure, but a horrible name with lousy marketing. Playground Pier, in front of Caesars on the Atlantic City Boardwalk is undergoing another tweak. In order to fill the empty spots within the Playground, The Playground’s Bart Blatstein has hired a leasing company called Metro Commercial, known as retail specialists in the real-estate …

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Blatstein Defends Slow Grow Playground on Atlantic City Boardwalk

Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein is defending his slow growing Playground on the Boardwalk. Formerly the ‘Pier at Caesars’, the Playground retail mall, along with it’s eateries and music clubs continue to experience growing pains. According to The Press of Atlantic City, Playground tenants want to see more customer traffic. “It’s definitely been a struggle here, …

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Straub: Title Issues to Slow Garden Pier Sale to Blatstein?

Is developer Bart Blatstein prepared to build a “multifaceted entertainment destination with art, music and food” on Garden Pier? Or is the chief of Tower Investments just grabbing prime AC property on the cheap? Blatstein already grabbed the rights to collect rent from tenants on the pier connected to Caesars, also known as the horribly named …

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