Tongues are wagging today at Broad & Whatever as the rumor mill churns a fine, frothy mixture of speculation foam that goes something like this: The Inky building may be/could be/won’t be/will be turned into a slots parlor and/or hotel by its new owner, Bart Blatstein. For the record, this is a rumor we’ve been hearing for a while, but in February, Blatstein flat-out denied that he’d applied for a gaming license there when we asked him about it directly. There may or may not be a story in either one of the papers about this soon, and we’ve also reached out to Blatstein once again for a comment. Either way, Inky/DN/Philly.com peoples: GET BACK TO WORK. IT’S LATER THAN YOU THINK.
UPDATE: WOW. So much for that denial. According to Newsworks, the all-new Piazzadelphia Gameshow Palace® could feature:
· Will front on Callowhill Street
· Will consist of of 2,000 parking spaces, a 200-room hotel and 40,000 square feet of shops
· Will have six restaurants, a concert hall, event facilities, a spa and fitness center
· The casino will be 100,000 square feet
UPDATE 2: WAT?