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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Details on the Higbee Casino Location

Posted By on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM

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Lots of new information came to light this morning as Dan Gilbert and the rest of the crew responsible for Dan Gilbert's personal money printing press Cleveland's casino discussed the Higbee building, naming, and more.

Here's what you need to know.

— That picture to the right, that's what it will look like.

— It will open by 2012, but could be finished in less than a year.

— They promise to be understated with the design, keeping the tradition and nostalgia of the building intact.

— The casino will be called the Cleveland Horseshoe Casino.

— Estimates put visitors to the Higbee casino location at 5 million per year.

— It will employee just over 1500 people, 90% or so Gilbert and company promise will be Northeast Ohioans in need of work.

If you want to read more about where you'll be forking over portions of your paycheck at the blackjack table for the foreseeable future, check out these two pieces from the PD.

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