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Want to press the button and implode Trump Plaza? Atlantic City may offer that chance.
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Want to press the button and implode Trump Plaza? Atlantic City may offer that chance.

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Workers prepare the former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino for demolition in November.

Construction crews have already started the process of preparing the Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City for its demolition

ATLANTIC CITY — A dash of showmanship was always part of President Donald Trump’s brand in the city, so it’s only fitting that the last remnants of his casino empire go out with a bang.

And some lucky person, or people, will get a chance to be part of the show.

As a bonus, the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City will get a much-needed boost.

Mayor Marty Small Sr. will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday to discuss the Jan. 29 implosion of the former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino and how it will benefit the club, according to a news release. The news conference will be livestreamed at facebook.com/AtlanticCityGov.

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More details will be announced, but the mayor has, on numerous occasions, made reference to holding an auction or raffle event for people to bid on being part of the implosion.

Long considered an eyesore on the Boardwalk, Trump Plaza was deemed a public safety hazard this year after pieces of the former casino hotel, which closed in 2014, flew off during heavy winds.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn acquired the building in 2016 when he purchased the debt of the thrice-bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts.

The city took Icahn Enterprises to court to force a demolition. Icahn Enterprises said it had already begun the process, and the two sides set an implosion date of Jan. 29.

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I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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