Hard Rock International Breaks Ground on the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana


(Gary, IN) Spectacle Entertainment is quintessentially, the State of Indiana, U.S.A.  In fact, it likes to frequently state that, it is an Indiana owned business venture that, is managed by Hoosiers.  For the most part; Spectacle Entertainment conducts business in the gambling, gaming and entertainment sectors of the economy.  In particular, Spectacle Entertainment is the owner of the Majestic Star Casino.  The latter, is located on Buffington Harbor in the City of Gary, Indiana.  Interestingly, Spectacle Entertainment acquired the Majestic Star Casino, in March of the year 2019.  Additionally; the Majestic Star Casino is locally known for its wide variety of slot machines, video poker, card tables, restaurants, bars and meeting facilities.  Recently; Hard Rock International announced that, it is familiar with Spectacle Entertainment, and, the City of Gary.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, it has broken ground on the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana.  The latter, is going to be owned by, Spectacle Entertainment.  Officially, the development and construction has entered into phase one.  Overall, the estimated cost is being revealed to be, $400 million USD. 
            The $400 million dollar project that is the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, has already had or has held, the official groundbreaking ceremony.  The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, January 9th, 2020.  The location and future site of the previously mentioned Hard Rock Casino, was 5400 West 29th Avenue.  The previous street address, is located in the City of Gary, Indiana.  Continuing with this line of thought; the official groundbreaking ceremony was attended by state officials, local officials, executives from Spectacle Entertainment and executives from Hard Rock International.  Additionally, also in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony and adding to the theme of quintessentially Indiana, were the following members of The Jackson 5 or the Jacksons.  Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Marlon Jackson; were the members of the Jackson 5 who were in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony.  In fact, they were the guests of honor.  This special distinction is due to the fact that, their music career began, in the City of Gary. 
            Returning to; the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, the aforementioned casino and as previously said, has entered into phase one.  Phase one of the development and construction is, to be able to, build the casino building.  Currently, the casino building is planned as a premier 200,000 ft² modern entertainment complex.  When it is housed in a modern entertainment complex, the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, will have the following amenities.  Six food venues, a sports book, a retail shop, a 2,000 seat showroom and space for more than 2,130 card tables or slot machines; are the planned amenities.  Phase two, is planned to be the addition of the hotel building.  Currently, the hotel building is planned for more than 200 hotel guestrooms, with a multiple level parking garage.  Post completion of the project and construction, the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, is expected to pay out or contribute more than $20 million in taxes annually.  Additionally, the City of Gary is expected, to receive a portion of the previously mentioned amount.  Finally and during the project and construction, the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, is expected to contribute the following to the local economy.  1,000 construction jobs with an emphasis on hiring unionized labor, and, an additional 500 jobs; are the expected contributions to the local economy. 
            Rod Ratcliff is the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of Spectacle Entertainment.  Through a press statement, Mr. Ratcliff said the following.  “Breaking ground for Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is the start of an incredible partnership between Spectacle Entertainment, Hard Rock International and the City of Gary, Indiana.  It is an honor to be here today and to see this dream become a reality.  A lot of work has gone into this project, a lot of planning.”  Rod Ratcliff also said.  “I’m grateful to all those who played a part in it.  There is no doubt this is a game changer for Gary, Indiana and the entire Northern Indiana region.”
            To end, Hard Rock International did release a press statement.  Jon Lucas is the Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock International.  Through a press statement, Mr. Lucas said the following.  “It’s an honor to partner with Spectacle Entertainment on this project, bringing the Hard Rock brand of world-class entertainment to Northern Indiana.  This property will be the premier casino destination in the region.”  As previously stated; Hard Rock International recently announced that, it is familiar with Spectacle Entertainment, and, the City of Gary.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, it has broken ground on the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana.  The latter, is going to be owned by, Spectacle Entertainment.  Officially, the development and construction has entered into phase one.  Overall, the estimated cost is being revealed to be, $400 million USD.  Lastly, the official groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, January 9th, 2020. 

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01/17/2020

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