Thursday, March 11, 2010

St. Louis could lose its first stainless steel landmark

The SS Admiral on the St. Louis riverfront prior to its 1940 clearance for the Arch
photo from the Library of Congress archives

Pinnacle Casino's announced this week that it is giving up its fight with the Missouri Gaming Commission to retain its casino license for the President Casino which is housed in the historic Admiral riverboat.  The casino will close July 1st.  The Admiral was scheduled for a hull inspection in July, which it is expected to fail.  Pinnacle had previously committed to keeping the President open even if it meant repairing the Admiral and possibly moving it to another location.  Now the boats future is uncertain.

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