“Everything is moving forward now,” said Brock Milstein, who owns the harness track. “All the financing is in place … We’re going to start to see some serious construction here in the next couple of weeks.”

The 200,000-square-foot, $250 million to $300 million project will feature 2,300 to 2,500 video lottery terminals, a buffet, a 250-seat comedy club, an 1,800-seat music venue and a Hard Rock Cafe.

An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held later this year and the facility is expected to open in late fall or winter.

Hard Rock currently operates 174 venues in various countries, including hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, Toronto, Beijing, Paris, London and Singapore.

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