Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel topped off the facility’s new parking garage on Dec. 11.
The “topping off” represents a Scandinavian tradition where builders ceremonially place the final beam in the main frame of the structure. There is still remaining work on the parking garage, but the project is on budget and on schedule to be completed this April.
The construction of the $7.2 million parking garage will offer patrons a total of 222 available parking spaces as well as a covered walkway that links the racetrack to the casino.
Opened in 2006, Vernon Downs Casino Hotel and Racetrack occupies a 34,000-square-foot gaming facility featuring over 750 video gaming machines, restaurants, lounges and arcades in addition to live racing and simulcasting. The property also offers an all-suites hotel, banquet space, rooftop terrace and employs approximately 350 people.