There's a new casino in Las Vegas with a Detroit motif, called "D." Think it will fly?
As comedian Ray Romano said: Vegas was the only place in the world where you can stand next to a Picasso with a bucket of nickels.
Maybe the premise is not as bad as it sounds if it has a real Motown flair to it.
But the snarky side of me sets my imagination into high gear.
To complete the motif, the casino should be broke and everything there should be for sale.
I'd go if Rodriguez or Smokey Robinson were playing.
Maybe they could get Jim Leyland to do a tiger act like Siegfried and Roy. It would dazzle the crowd until the tigers gave up the lead in the late innings.
If the Venetian can have gondola rides, there's no reason a Detroit-oriented hotel couldn't recreate the River Rouge -- complete with dry ice machines and fluorescent green water.
Or the River Styx. Jimmy Hoffa could be rowing a gondola there, and a sculpture of his cement shoes could grace the piazza. Maybe a replica of the Rambler and a life-sized statue of "Soapy" Williams, too.
Which brings up ...
The Last Word:
What are Anita Lopez's chances?
I can't answer until you fill out the paper work. And you have to prove you are "knowledgeable"?