ocated in the south St. Louis County community of Lemay, River City will include a 8,361 sqm casino with more than 2,000 slot machines and approximately 55 table games. This exciting suburban entertainment center also will feature a variety of dining options, including the award-winning Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse; a buffet with seating for more than 350; a tavern; a contemporary café; and a classic burger joint.
River City represents a cash investment of approximately us$ 357 million, plus capitalized interest in the mid-us$ 20 million range, non-cash rent and operating cash. The project has generated approximately 600 construction-phase jobs and is expected to create more than 1,000 permanent jobs for the region.
"We're pleased to be opening the doors of River City in early March 2010, less than three months from now," said John Giovenco, Pinnacle's interim chief executive officer. "River City will bring a new level of entertainment to south St. Louis County, and will now be welcoming guests and generating tax revenues sooner than originally anticipated. Along with Lumiere Place, its sister property in downtown St. Louis, River City represents a major investment in the future of the St. Louis area."