Now that Bizarro Nutter has officially, definitively buried the anti-casino rhetoric that Real Nutter ran a decent portion of his campaign on, you’ll notice that the process to get Philly’s two proposed slots casinos built is going along like a hot knife through butter. And nobody’s feeling that easy, breezy process more than Sugarhouse right now. Remember that “Interim Casino” we told you about a while back? Well, it’s going to be permanent. One architect working on the project told City Council yesterday:
“This interim facility is to be the initial phase of the permanent and much larger casino development. This is to be a permanent building right from the outset. This ‘interim casino’ will be the cornerstone of the rest of our project.”
Council responded by handing over the required technical and zoning planning changes to SugarHouse and then going back to sleep. On the bright side, Sugarhouse’s Magical Fun Tent will go really nicely with the little Hooverville Mall across the street right now at Frankford and Delaware, where crusty old dudes sell broken bikes and old VCRs out of an old RV. It’s all very Carnivale, don’t you think?