ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (The Washington Post) — The tale of Trump and the widow who wouldn’t sell arcs across the panorama of Atlantic City’s recent ups and downs. Vera Coking and her husband bought the white, three-story house at 127 Columbia Pl. in 1961, long before the area was transformed by mega-casinos. She raised her children there. For a time, she operated it as a boarding house. Trump wanted Coking’s house — not to live in, but as a place to park limousines for his casino next door. But Coking wouldn’t sell it to him.
Coking’s grandchildren, Klein said, looked at the home as a symbol of their family’s grit and determination. “They were proud that their grandmother had fought Trump and won,” he said.
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