Donald Trump and Steven Carl (a caterer) are proposing a restaurant/banquet hall to develop at Jones Beach. Diane Yatauro, Nassau County’s presiding officer backs Trump in this fiasco, so that’s another strong point for Trump and Co.
Newsday quotes Trump: "As a New Yorker with an eye on historical significance, I am pleased to be a part of the history of Jones Beach."
It’s not that I’m against Trump or against building a nice banquet hall on Jones Beach, it’s this particular model which I find distasteful and gaudy.
I guess I’m not the only one who feels that way. The Newsday article continues: “In addition to surprise over the dimensions of Trump's moniker, "it doesn't look like the materials that we outlined or have agreed to."”
And the defense?: "This is solely, 100-percent, down to the square foot, what was approved earlier this year in the blueprints -- they just haven't seen the 3-D visualization of it," insisted Michael Russo, who has managed the project for the architectural firm of Hawkins Webb Jaeger.
Other ridiculous monstrosities in the area bearing the Trump family name include:
- The Trump International Hotel and Tower Fitness Center and Spa, New York City
- Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
- Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City
- Trump Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City
- Trump Hotel Casino, Gary, Indiana (ok, this one is a bit out of town)
Maybe I’m just jealous of rich people. That’s come up before, hasn’t it?