Isle of Capri to break ground on new Cape casino next Thursday

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Isle of Capri plans to break ground on its new Cape Girardeau casino next week.

An invitation e-mailed to Heartland News says the groundbreaking ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Main and Mill streets in downtown Cape.

Isle of Capri also posted a public invitation to the event on its Facebook page.

Plans to build the new casino took off December 1, when the Missouri Gaming Commission announced it would give Isle of Capri "preferred developer" status.  Missouri's 13th casino license is expected to be handed over to Isle of Capri when the Cape Girardeau location opens.

The Cape Girardeau casino was expected to open in late 2012.

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