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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Coming Sunday: SNAFU! Gulfstream Park Race Track and Casino is a MESS! What, if anything, can be done to change it?

December 29, 2009 photo by South Beach Hoosier.
Looking north on U.S.-1/ South Federal Highway
from the Broward and Miami-Dade countyline
Gulfstream Park Race Track & Casino
and the
Village at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach.

Gulfstream Park Race Track and Casino
It's where smart long-term planning, savvy
consumer marketing and plain common sense
go to die in a big black hole.

What a complete mess!!!

On Sunday, the first day of racing at Gulfstream,
you'll be able to see for yourself what the truth has
been over there for the past year, right under the
nose of South Florida's sleepwalking news media,
and read some suggestions for making the property
viable and successful in the future.

But don't kid yourself, it will be far from easy, for
Magna Entertainment and Forest City to get out
of the big black hole of negativity they've created for
themselves with South Florida's residents/consumers
thru their self-evident myopia and longstanding

Incompetence that, in my opinion, calls into serious
question whether they are even fit to run this valuable
property, which is for sale, regardless of what they
do or do not say "officially."
To the latter, I can only say, "Thank goodness."

If Magna isn't prepared to genuinely eject their failed
and dim-witted strategy and and accept constructive
criticism and consciously think 'outside-the-box' or
their, yes, 'comfort zone,' in terms of their overall
property operations, customer outreach and Quality
Control, they are going to have wasted not just tens
of millions of dollars, but a golden opportunity.

The clock is ticking, and time is most definitely
NOT on their side.

December 28, 2009 photo by South Beach Hoosier.
Looking south at the Gulfstream Park sign on
Hibiscus, just off U.S.-1/South Federal Highway,
a sign that has NOT been lit at night since 2008.

You only see this because of my camera's flash.

It took the people at Magna Entertainment
over ELEVEN MONTHS to notice and do
something about the self-evident fact that there
were ten-foot weeds and vines completely taking
over the sign and obstructing the words
But the lights STILL don't work!

That's the kind of genius brainpower you
have running things there.
Hopefully, not for much longer!

See my last post on Gulfstream Park
from November 1st, 2009 titled
Problems at Magna's Gulfstream Park
are much bigger than you think!


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