Wait ‘Til You Hear Glenn Straub’s Latest Wacky Idea for Revel
Just when you had almost forgotten what a kook former Revel Casino owner Glen Straub is, you hear this news.
The Press of Atlantic City is reporting that Straub told the Associated Press he would allow Syrian refugees to stay in the shuttered casino while he tries to work out how to open it again for business.
The Press points out that previously "Straub has proposed using Revel as an indoor water park, a medical tourism resort, an equestrian facility and a so-called "genius academy" where the world's top minds tackle society's problems."
Now, Mr. Straub is considering making the building that has become the biggest financial sink hole in Atlantic City (and that's really saying something) a camp for civil war refugees from Syria.
Here's a not so kooky idea.
How about ending the ridiculous squabble with Revel's power company, making some much-needed structural changes to the entrance and re-opening that beautiful building as a casino.
Then you could hire a solid, experienced management team and some of the wonderfully talented casino people now unemployed in South Jersey to run it properly and successfully.
Leave the refugee situation to the experts. The refugees have enough problems, Mr. Straub.