GREENVILLE — Plans unveiled last week project a multi-million-dollar renovation of the Harlow’s Casino and Resort.
The Delta Democrat-Times reported construction is expected to be completed in 2013. The facility will feature a new buffet area, a steakhouse, business center, spa, fitness center, pool and a new multi-purpose event center capable of being converted into a conference room or configured for a concert.
“We’re taking bids on the project now,” said Reggie Fullwood, Harlow’s senior vice president and general manager. “We’re looking forward to offering these new and improved amenities to our customers and to making one of the best casino-resort experiences in the Mississippi Delta even better.”
Fullwood was not in Greenville for the 2011 flood, but he’s heard stories. The flood forced Harlow’s and Greenville’s two other casinos to close for several weeks.
The Celebrity Arena and Louie’s Steak House have closed and the buffet area has been relocated.
“No question we have lost some revenue because of the flood,” said Fullwood. “Hopefully, with this massive renovation project, we’ll get that revenue back and more.”
Larry Jones of the Delta Economic Development Center, who joined Washington County Board of Supervisors President Paul Watson Jr. and Fullwood in shoveling dirt on Thursday to highlight the groundbreaking, is excited about the project.
“It’s going to attract people to Greenville, it’s going to provide jobs,” said Jones. “It’s going to be a destination spot. With all of the amenities that are planned, it’s going to be great. I’m looking at it as becoming more like a resort.”