Officials and media got a first look at Gateway Entertainment’s new casino property at Grand Villa Edmonton in a special “hard hat’ tour.
Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway, used the tours to announce that along with Gateway’s signature restaurants, Match Eatery and Public House and Atlas Steak and Fish, the Grand Villa will partner with Vera’s Burger Shack, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Sbarro Pizza and Starbucks.
“We are excited about the progress we’re making in ICE District,” Santo told reporters. “Along with the new restaurants and amenities we announced today, and more to come in the future, the Grand Villa Edmonton will provide our guests with an incomparable escape from their daily life as we redefine entertainment in Edmonton.”
Santo said the project will bring up to 200 new permanent jobs and a $32 million investment to the Edmonton economy. Plans call for more than 60,000 square feet of entertainment space, 24 gaming tables and 600 slots. A grand opening is scheduled for fall 2016.