At the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors Luncheon today, two representatives of Harrah’s, one of which was Lumpy Lambert, were kind enough to join us and provide an update on how the casino construction project is going here in Murphy, NC. They were able to provide some great updates I thought I would share with you:
- They said it will take “at least 900 jobs” to run the casino with an estimated payroll of $32-39 million.
- There will be approximately 50,000 square feet of gaming.
- It will not have a restaurant initially. It will have a “Food Market” that will feature four food company choices and are planned as follows:
- Nathan’s Famous
- Panda Express
- Earl of Sandwich
- They have multiple phases in development. Phase 1 is what they are building now and each respective phase will build on the next. With 86 acres, there are many opportunities of what’s to come.
As progress continues to develop, you’ll hear it in many sources. They’re estimating and August 2015 opening. We will see more of what’s to come.