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September 17, 2021

The project is expected to generate union construction and local jobs

Empire Resorts joint venture got us$ 250 million financing

(US).- Empire Resorts said that a joint-venture partner in an upstate New York hotel and casino project has received us$ 250 million in financing from an insurer with close ties to labor unions.


he casino developer said Concord Associates LP has received financing from Union Labor Life Insurance Co. to build the us$ 1 billion Concord-Empire Resorts Hotel and Casino in the Catskills. The project is expected to generate union construction and local jobs.

"This project is an historic one due to its size, the timing in the economic cycle, and its job creation potential," said Louis Cappelli, president of Cappelli Enterprises Inc. and managing member of Concord Associates, in a statement. The hotel-casino complex includes a 750-room hotel and 27,870 sqm of space for a casino, ballrooms, meeting rooms, retail stores, and other uses.

The joint venture project will also include a 7,500-seat event center as well as a harness racetrack. They will be built on the site of the former historic Concord Hotel in the Catskills, about 160 kilometers northwest of New York City.

The Concord was once one of the largest of the Catskills resorts, but it fell into bankruptcy in the 1990s and was sold to developers.

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