Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Boogie Nights' opening weekend to include guest appearances by celebrities from the 1970s and 1980s. The nightclub will open in the space formerly occupied by the Voodoo Lounge and Harrah's piano bar.
Boogie Nights, the 70s- and 80s-themed dance club that Hollywood Casino has been touting for months, will open in early April. A release sent out by Hollywood officials says the nightclub, which is located in the previous Voodoo Lounge space, will open April 5, with special guests planned for that weekend. Boogie Nights will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Admission will be $5 on Fridays and $10 on Saturdays. The club will feature staff dressed in 70s and 80s clothing, tribute artists and a dance floor. “Boogie Nights at Hollywood Casino is going to be the place in St. Louis to experience the 70s and 80s,” Marc DeLeo, vice of president of marketing for Hollywood Casino, said in the release. “Whether you’re looking …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
According to the most recent revenue figures from the Missouri Gaming Commission, Hollywood Casino saw a 16.2 percent drop in revenue in November 2012 when compared to the same month last year, when Harrah's still owned the casino.
Hollywood Casino's first month in Maryland Heights wasn't too kind. According to the most recent revenue figures from the Missouri Gaming Commission, Hollywood Casino saw a 16.2 percent drop in revenue in November 2012 when compared to the same month last year, when Harrah's still owned the casino. Part of that could be attributed to Hollywood's shut down of its casino floor while crews revamped the space to rebrand it as Hollywood Casion. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, other St. Louis-area casinos showed only slight revenue changes last month from a year earlier, with the exception being Ameristar in St. Charles—right across the river from Maryland Heights—where winnings rose 5.3 percent, to $22.7 million. Hollywood Casino's …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Overall, the six casinos in the St. Louis-area saw a revenue increase.
Harrah's Casino saw its revenue drop 4 percent in August to $20.3 million compared with August 2011, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. That's the second straight month in which the Maryland Heights-based casino has seen a drop in revenue. In July, revenue dropped 5 percent year-over-year, the Business Journal reported. Overall, the six casinos in St. Louis saw a revenue increase. Argosy casino in Alton and the Casino Queen in East St. Louis each also saw revenue decreases while River City Casino in Lemay, Ameristar in St. Charles and Lumiere Place in St. Louis, had revenue increases. For more on this story, read the St. Louis Business Journal.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Pattonville School District could stand to gain more than $3 million or lose more than $1 million depending on the outcome of the Harrah's personal property tax value. A decision is expected in September.
With St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman and Harrah's Casino at odds over how much the Maryland Heights-casino is actually worth, officials at the Pattonville School District are anxiously awaiting a decision to see how the district should move forward in balancing its budget. Zimmerman believes the value of the casino should be raised from $152 million to $439 million. That would mean the casino would owe $14.3 million in property taxes—up more than $8 million from what it paid last year. The decision has a ripplee effect on Maryland Heights, especially its largest school system. If Zimmerman's value is sustained — the county's board of equalization will decide by mid-September on the value —the district would gain $3.6 millin in …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Don't forget the local casino is giving $100 gift certificates to people celebrating their birthday on leap day.
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- Rob McLean
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Happy birthday, leap year babies! Feb. 29 only comes around a few times in a life time — and the Maryland Heights-based Harrah's Casino wants to help you celebrate that special day. According to a press release, folks who celebrate their birthday on Feb. 29 can get a $100 gift certificate to the new Kelly English Steakhouse. Show your driver's license to the casino's promotion's desk on Feb. 29 and you can grab a meal at Harrah's newest restaurant. The casino will also offer all customers (despite when they celebrate their birthday) the Eat Up Buffet for $2.29 — an 80 percent discount. Do you know of any other leap year deals around Maryland Heights? Let us know in the comments!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The St. Louis Business Journal reports Harrah's Casino grew by two percent compared to the previous year.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Officers make heroin arrest, respond to two burglary reports over the weekend.
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- Joe Scott
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Maryland Heights police officers made several arrests this weekend, including four arrests for driving while intoxicated, and responded to several reported crimes. Friday, Oct. 21 Saturday, Oct. 22 Sunday, Oct. 23 Monday, Oct. 24
Monday, July 18, 2011
We spoke with chef Kelly English about the Kelly English Steak House, opening in Harrah’s in October.
Award winning celebrity chef and 2010 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast Kelly English is opening a new restaurant in the Maryland Heights-based Harrah’s casino this October. Maryland Heights Patch spoke with Chef English about his background, what he has in store for the new restaurant and what makes a meal good. Maryland Heights Patch: You started school as prelaw and ended as a chef. What was that transition like? Kelly English: My father was a lawyer. I would watch him come home from work, and he’d unwind from his daily grind at the stove. Every kid thinks they want to be what their dad was. I went to Ole Miss and started in prelaw. I put myself through college working kitchens. I ended up really loving work, but …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Harrah's hosted the MS Society for a down and dirty fundraiser.
Harrah's Casino allowed the local MS Society to take heavy earth movers to their lawn to create a one-of-a-kind obstacle course for this year's Mud Run. Although the extreme sporting event looked tough, the athletes' constant grins gave away just what a good time they had. Take a peek at our photos of the impressive obstacle courses and mighty mud warriors.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The city's planning commission held several public hearings and approved a slew of applications at the March 8 meeting.
Raj’s Rasoi’s plan to expand into a banquet facility was delayed March 8 at the Maryland Heights Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The commission heard more information from the applicant, who said the restaurant owners and the owners of a nearby church would rather have a “gentleman’s agreement” on how to share parking between the two buildings rather than a codified arrangement. City Attorney Howard Paperner told the applicant and the commission that an oral agreement gives the city nothing to enforce. “It has never been the policy of this city to accept this kind of agreement,” Paperner said. A decision on Raj’s Rasoi’s expansion was tabled until the next meeting. The commission also held three public hearings that night: While…