The very successful Sands Casino in Bethlehem is adding more attractions to lure gamblers. A new 300-room hotel is opening by Memorial Day which will allow gamblers to make the Sands an overnight destination. In addition, the casino is opening a 35-store mall on the property which will give gamblers (and non-gamblers) a shopping and dining diversion. The mall has a proposed soft opening date of November 1st. Grand opening is scheduled for President’s Day weekend, in February of 2012.
Another project in the works is a conference facility that could accommodate 2,500 people. This would allow the casino to compete in the lucrative convention and trade show market. The conference facility could become a reality by the end of the year. There are eight other buildings on the site which the casino hopes to develop and a residential area is also being considered.
Adjacent to the casino is the Steel Stacks complex and ArtsQuest Center. The ten-acre entertainment area includes a concert pavilion, farmers market, antique market for starters.
The economic impact of these projects will benefit Bethlehem for generations to come.