Trump Taj Mahal To Close After Labor Day

From the Atlantic City Press:

Trump Taj Mahal is set to close its doors after Labor Day weekend, according to a Wednesday statement from Tony Rodio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Entertainment. Rodio said the ongoing Unite Here Local 54 strike played a role in making the decision.

“Currently the Taj is losing multi-millions a month, and now with this strike we see no path to profitability,” Rodio said in the statement. “Unfortunately, we’ve reached the point where we have will to have to close the Taj after Labor Day weekend and intend to send WARN notices to before this weekend.”

Bookings with several performers slated to play Trump Taj Mahal near or after Labor Day weekend have already been canceled, according to Ticketmaster.com. More than 1,000 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen, bartenders, cocktail servers and other service workers at Taj Mahal have been on strike since July 1.

Last year Donald Trump dropped his suit to have his name removed from the building after selling the operation in a complex and shady bankruptcy deal that is still under scrutiny.

RELATED: I walked through the shabby Taj Mahal last fall on my way to the famed Atlantic City boardwalk. The carpets were frayed, many signs were broken or half-lit, and there were only a handful of patrons at the gaming tables. Sad!