Reporters To Go On Very Awkward Casino Tour In The Old Inquirer Building


One day, Fleetwood Mac will play “Second Hand News” here without a shred of irony.

As developer Bart Blatstein prepares to give his presentation of plans for Provence, his proposed Broad Street casino/atrium/weird thing nobody wants, to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday, Atlantic City-born architect Paul Steelman will provide a tour today of the Philadelphia Inquirer Building. (Indeed: In both death and life, the Inky continues to be haunted by the filthy specter of slots.) Steelman, whose most famous work was on the Sands Macau and Steve Wynn’s Mirage in Las Vegas, will lead reporters through the old Inky digs, ostensibly show them where the craps tables would be and where Hall & Oates will perform, and send them off with some renderings before flying back to Macau on a magic carpet made of starchy, striped, untucked button-down shirts.

Previously: Mohegan Sun Emerges As Partner In Market East Casino Project, Or: The Inquirer‘s Got Some Bad Casino Mojo