Quite a few an eyebrow rose final October when the state Casino Reinvestment Advancement Authority explained it would shell out extra than $4 million renovating bathrooms on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

For normal householders, redoing a lavatory expenditures countless numbers, not millions. And it better not be lots of thousands.

Even contemplating there ended up seven community loos currently being redone, the common price tag for just about every was effectively over 50 % a million bucks. Which is like waving a crimson flag in front of journalists, particularly people stationed in other places who appear inclined to clearly show Atlantic City in a bad light-weight when they can.

Mercifully, that hasn’t happened substantially. Possibly journalists and most men and women are jaded now about the large expense of plumbing and renovation function, the excess significant price tag of anything in the ocean’s harsh atmosphere, and the regimen overpayment for most nearly anything by governing administration in New Jersey. If individuals ended up amazed by the project’s price, they could possibly not be having to pay adequate awareness to their tax payments.

We weren’t amazed. We have been rather amazed with the scope and specifics of the function.

Three of the 7 restrooms, at far more than 2,000 sq. toes every, are the dimension of modest houses. They’ve been produced almost new — not just plumbing, bathrooms, urinals and fixtures, but new heating and air flow units way too.