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Gilbert's Casino Design Unveiled

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BuckeyeNation, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. BuckeyeNation

    BuckeyeNation Go Bucks!

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    http://blog.cleveland.com/architecture/2011/02/casino_wont_dramatically_alter.html

    "Horseshoe Casino"

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    My question... I thought Dan was going to build a completely new building for the casino? Something modern or more visually appealing. Or was the plan to always renovate this building?
     
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  2. OhioSlayer

    OhioSlayer DoubleShot

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    I always heard and thought that he was doing a new build. Guess not.
     
  3. CPK

    CPK Sixth Man

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    Honestly I am more of a fan of using whatever we can... god knows we have enough vacant buildings. Even if this one wasn't exactly vacant... still... we need to fill up what we have.
     
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  4. ZooCrewDude

    ZooCrewDude In the Rotation

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    They are still building a completely new casino as a Phase 2 project. It will be a $600 million undertaking. They're pushing for this Phase 1 in Higbees after it became clear the land aquisition for the new casino would take longer than expected. Phase 2 is definately moving forward. The land has been purchased and some pretty impressive renderings are out. See the article below for the land aquisition article. See the second link for the impressive rendering video.

    http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2011/02/forest_city_closes_85_million_1.html

    http://videos.cleveland.com/plain-dealer/2010/11/cleveland_casino.html
     
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  5. Triumph36

    Triumph36 All-Star

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    Horseshoe sucks.
     
  6. BuckeyeNation

    BuckeyeNation Go Bucks!

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    wow that video is impressive! I just hope the casino is top notch and done right. So many things in Cleveland have been rushed and not done well.

    Soooo, the phase 1 thing is just a temporary casino until the new big one is done?
     
  7. chrisrich91

    chrisrich91 Rising Back Up

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    I wanted it to be called Burning River Casino.

    Still, hopefully it works out well in Phase 1 and the transition into Phase 2 goes smoothly. Need something like this to shake up Cleveland.
     
  8. Gunther

    Gunther ...back on the weed...

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    That's the current plan, although there are rumblings that if the first one remains successful, they'll try to keep both open. However, I think that would require a change in the statewide referendum language, so that would be another issue in the future, which, if I'm not mistaken, would take another statewide vote to make happen. If you read the articles on Crain's Business, they explain in more detail.
     
  9. Triumph36

    Triumph36 All-Star

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    underground tunnel IMO
     
  10. Gunther

    Gunther ...back on the weed...

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    Subway? :chuckles:

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    Great article on Cleveland's subway history here if anyone is interested.
     
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    The people who think that this is going to be the only part of the casino are either idiots, or have horrible memories.
     
  12. OhioSlayer

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    Captain Obvious
     
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    So you agree that you are an idiot? Glad we got that out of the way.
     
  14. Silky Smooth

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    Downtown is so dull. With just our sports teams there is nothing else to do downtown and the amount of vacant buildings just rotting not being used is amazing.
     
  15. Scuzzy

    Scuzzy Please don't do this

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    Hopefully it is open 24/7, I really want to get a side job bartending there
     
  16. GregOdensKnees

    GregOdensKnees Towel Waver

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    Who the fuck would let Gilbert Arenas open a casino? He pulled a gun on the last guy who owed him money.
     
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    Prepare for a jump in crime Cleveland!
     
  18. TheNewEra

    TheNewEra former name-lbj2300

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    Now only if we can get rid of Burke Lakefront Airport to get Downtown better. I drove past it recently and its just so much land being used for nothing IMO.
     
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  19. B Mac

    B Mac Tonight's the night.

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    Yep.

    Where's Max when we need him? Have at it Max...
     
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    is that even possible?

    lol keep dreaming, Jackson is hellbent on keeping it open.
     

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