Well at least he sees that a mooring field is and has always been an exercise in futility. I would go as far as to say that the Casino is a world class asset, but I suppose different strokes... Upgrading the kitchen is a good plan as is finding ways for it to pay for itself. Keep in mind, if they build a waterfront theater, not only will it compete with the Casino but the Hickman an other venues as well. Of course we need to utilize the old PD building or footprint and the City Barn if that moves to 49th street, that goes without saying.
I doubt that the Marina will prove to be as in demand as he claims, sure prime marinas are in demand but others are half full, or being occupied without payment. The support is hardly solid, whatever that means. A closer look, some real commitment on the part of potential customers would be reassuring. The boating market as a whole is down and it's not returning to it's once hay day as long as the price of fuel and pollution is high.
And lastly, quoting what the Wall Street Journal says doesn't make it so. Here's what the other facts are....Go figure.
"ObamaCare does not increase insurance premiums, in fact the law states that as of 2011 insurance companies are no longer be able to raise insurance premiums for the sake of profit (this is ObamaCare's rate review provision). If they do raise premiums they will have to justify rate hikes of over 10% to the state they operate in and then disclose this information immediately on their website and healthcare.gov. If the State does not have an effective rate review program the Federal Government will step in."