Burlington Casino Proposal Clears Hurdle - Saturday 28th of January 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Hawk Eye: "Randy Winegard's proposal to build a casino in Burlington cleared a hurdle Monday, as the city's planning commission voted 3–2 in favor of recommending that the City Council approve the planned unit development.

"Winegard, during Monday's regular commission meeting, answered questions about his proposed casino, which would be built next to his new FunCity, and revealed other future plans for the site.

"…Should Winegard get a stamp of approval from the city and state to build the casino, he intends to find out whether any movie theater companies would be interested in operating a new facility in the city, the entrepreneur said after the meeting.

"Eric Tysland, city planner, said the first phase of the plan includes building a casino and banquet facility with an attached three–level parking deck to the north of Winegard's motel, the Best Western Pzazz, and the new FunCity…"

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