Wednesday, February 22, 2006

New casino for Apprentice TV Show star?

Real estate mogul and television star Donald Trump is actively pursuing a plan to build a casino in Johnston, Rhode Island.Trump Entertainment Resorts have partnered with local developer David Nunes and they've reached a deal to buy 100 acres of land in the town.Nunes says the land is near the intersection of Routes 6 and 295, and it would allow easy access to the casino he wants to build.Johnston Town Councilman Ernest Pitochelli has told the Providence Journal the casino would entail a $750-million to $1-billion investment, generate $800-900 million in annual revenues and have 30,000 square feet of retail space. Trump also reportedly wants to build a hotel and a 5,000 square-foot entertainment center.Johnston is a small town of about 28,000 that is currently home to the state's largest landfill.For several years Harrah's has unsuccessfully tried to build a $650-million hotel and casino in an industrial park, alongside Route 95, in West Warwick.


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