LAS VEGAS, Nevada – As reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal: "Cannery Casino Resorts' plans to expand its brand throughout the valley's local market took a major step Monday with the
ceremonial groundbreaking of its $250 million Boulder Highway project.
"The Eastside Cannery is scheduled to open in late summer 2008. It will replace the Nevada Palace, a locals mainstay since 1977.
"'We really believe this is a new paradigm for the Boulder Highway,' said William Wortman, co-owner of Cannery Casino Resorts. 'The facility will be a much more modern facility, and this is also a continuation and evolution of the Cannery brand.'
"Wortman had been an investor in Nevada Palace since 1985, but bought out his partner in September to make way for the new development.
"Plans for the project include a 307-room hotel tower, a 65,000-square-foot casino with 2,000 slot machines and 26 table games. It will also have restaurants, a spa and a pool.
"The Nevada Palace casino and 100 hotel rooms will remain open during construction. Wortman's business partner, William Paulos, said this will allow approximately 400 employees to keep their jobs during the transition and maintain the company's customer base.
"…Cannery Casino Resorts also operates the Rampart Casino in the JW Marriott in Summerlin and will open a casino next to the Meadows Racetrack outside Pittsburgh in June.
|The Cannery features 50,000 square feet of casinos space with over 1,275 slot/video poker machines, 21 table games, a 100-seat sports book, and live poker.|
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