Saturday, February 24, 2007

Buffalo's Cobblestone District - The Ugly

Here is the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino going up three blocks east of HSBC Arena, and don't feel bad if you don't confuse this structure with the Wynn or Bellagio in Las Vegas. For this hideous abomination is the "temporary" 5000 s.f gambling hall that will open soon, while the permanent structure gets built in the next couple years, as this rendering should give you an idea what the place will look like.

I'm not crazy about the idea of a downtown casino, but if it is meant to be, then I want it to be the snazziest thing this side of Atlantic City. My fear is that lawsuits or other delays will kill the permanent casino, and we will be left with this sleazy storage garage with its few dingy slot machines and snack bar.

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