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Pechanga Band breaks ground on $285M expansion at casino

Groundbreaking at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, took place on December 16, 2015. Photo from Facebook

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians broke ground on a $285 million casino expansion project.

The Pechanga Resort & Casino will be doubling in size. The project includes a new hotel wing with 568 rooms, a 67,000 square-foot events center, a 23,000-square-foot building with a spa, salon and fitness center, two new restaurants and a four-acre pool complex.

"This development will build upon the quality and reputation of the original resort and continue our tribe's entrepreneurial spirit for future generations," Chairman Marc Macarro said in a press release. "We are grateful and proud as a tribe to be in a position to strengthen tourism in the Temecula Valley and Southern California with this project."

Work will be completed in about two years. Construction will generate more than 2,900 jobs and the tribe will hire another 560 employees to work at the facility.

Get the Story:
Pechanga Breaks Ground on Massive $285 Million Expansion (City News Service 12/17)
Pechanga ready to build $285 million expansion (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 12/17)
Pechanga breaks ground on $285-million expansion of Temecula resort (The Los Angeles Times 12/17)

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