Hard Rock buys Taj Mahal

Hard Rock International, which still operates Hard Rock Cafe at the shuttered Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, pictured Thursday March 2, 2017, plans to reopen the property in 2018 as a casino.

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The Twitterverse hasn't missed a beat when it comes to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's venture in Atlantic City, tweeting out excitement over the news.

On Wednesday, investor Carl Icahn announced the $300 million sale of the Trump Taj Mahal to Hard Rock International.

The renovations are expected to wrap up by summer 2018 and is expected to create 3,000 temporary and permanent jobs for the city.

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Twitter users can't get enough of the good news, with some even sharing that the new casino will be a reason to visit the city.

Even Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian took to social media to share the good news:

One user said he'd come back to the city to check out the new casino after after a 17 year hiatus. 

All caps-lock loosely translates to being excited − or yelling. Just ask TEN. 

And then, there's DJ Mark.

Almost a month ago, this Twitter user from West Chester, Pennsylvania expressed that Icahn should sell the Taj and a Hard Rock should be opened in its place:

So you can only imagine his excitement when his wish came true.

DJ Mark was also pretty excited the he called it, too.

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