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Comment of the Day: Tilman Fertitta's Ace Up the Sleeve

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We showed you pictures yesterday of the ongoing demolition of Galveston's Flagship Hotel, which is being carefully taken down from its pier to make room for a Kemah Boardwalk-like attraction.

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David Beebe weighed in from West Texas on it all.

He wrote:

The Flagship Hotel was once a tourist attraction in itself- I have a Flagship Hotel pennant hanging in the game room of my bar out here in Marfa. It's been a royal dump for so long, though that I barely remember it not looking really seedy. Of course Fertitta gets that piece of property- state budget crisis plus Fertitta's lobbying = over-the-water legal slots in Texas?

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