Construction starts on northeast Ohio racino

9:55 AM, Jan 10, 2013   |    comments
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NORTHFIELD -- Construction is starting on another Ohio racino - a Hard Rock-themed gaming house scheduled to open later this year between Cleveland and Akron.

The harness-racing track Northfield Park and Hard Rock International are partnering on the gambling and entertainment complex, expected to cost $250 million to $300 million.

Track owner Brock Milstein tells the Akron Beacon Journal that construction will ramp up in the next few weeks.

The 200,000-square-foot building will have around 2,500 slots-like video lottery terminals, a 250-seat comedy club, steakhouse, music venue and Hard Rock Cafe.

The first of several planned racinos around the state opened last summer at Scioto Downs in Columbus.

The Associated Press

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