To avoid dark Boardwalk eyesores, other uses are eyed for soon-to-close Atlantic City casinos

With three more casinos shutting down by mid-September, Atlantic City officials are looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.

Analysts and entrepreneurs tell The Associated Press that a glitzy corporate headquarters, condos or timeshares, entertainment-related rentals or even student housing could be among the new uses for them.

One analyst thinks Revel would make an ideal corporate headquarters. Trump Plaza, however, might be worth more if it's knocked down and the land is used to extend Atlantic City's outlet shopping district to the Boardwalk.

A Florida firm has already bought the Claridge and the Atlantic Club to run them as non-gambling hotels.

The Showboat is to close Aug. 31, Revel by Sept. 2 and Trump Plaza on Sept. 16.