PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania -- As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer: "With protest chants often drowning out the applause of supporters, the lead investor behind the SugarHouse Casino today
SugerHouse Casino is now under construction in Philadelphia called the project a 'great addition to the city' before joining other investors and Mayor Nutter to break ground on the $310 million waterfront project.
"Chicago developer Neil Bluhm said the last three years have been 'a long road' for the controversial slots parlor on North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown-Northern Liberties.
"'We'll have some fun. We'll create some jobs and we'll help beautify part of Delaware Avenue,' Bluhm told about 300 community, political and financial supporters seated under a party tent.
"Bluhm said the casino will be built in 10 months. It will create 500 full-time jobs and 500 construction jobs..."
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