US-based Mount Airy Casino Resort will break ground on Mount Airy Pittsburgh, a casino and premier destination development, as part of the company’s expansion of its luxury brand into the Pittsburgh and tri-state market.
Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four-Diamond casino resort has purchased more than 100 acres located off Interstate 376 and the PA Turnpike in Beaver County, less than 20 miles from Cranberry, Sewickley and the Ohio state line, for the project.
Mount Airy Casino Resort owner and managing trustee in the Poconos Lisa DeNaples said: “We’re thrilled to bring our four-diamond customer service, high quality entertainment and luxurious amenities to Beaver County and the surrounding communities, while contributing a positive lasting impact on the local economy.
“For over a decade, Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos has paved the way as one of the nation’s most dynamic, upscale destination casino resorts.
“Our thoughtful expansion into the Pittsburgh and tri-state area represents a huge milestone in our effort to do what we live and breathe every day: provide award-winning customer service and luxury amenities to more people.”
Expected to open in late 2019, the Mount Airy Pittsburgh will also offer its famed buffet, in addition to 750 slot machines, 30 table games and high limit area.
Friedmutter Group will design the entire property, including the sports bar. Future phase II development plans include a full-service resort hotel, convention centre, fine dining restaurant, pool, spa and salon.
DeNaples said: “We envision the casino as just the start of building something truly special for the tri-state area. Imagine not just a casino, but a destination that raises industry-wide expectations and standards – serving as a phenomenal gathering space for celebrations and live entertainment and bringing upwards of 700 jobs to regional residents.”
In February 2018, Mount Airy Casino Resort had won an auction bid for a Category 4 casino licence.
Image: Mount Airy Casino Resort. Photo: Courtesy of Mount Airy Casino.