Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
|Ellis Island Casino & Brewery|
|Address||4178 Koval Lane|
|Total gaming space||28,500 sq ft (2,650 m2)|
|Notable restaurants||Ellis Island Restaurant|
|Previous names||Village Pub|
The Village Pub was opened in 1967 by Frank Ellis, who eventually passed it on to his son, Gary.
The name was changed to Ellis Island in 1985. On September 19, 1997, Ellis Island opened a large portion of a $12 million renovation and expansion, which doubled its slot machine count to 410 and introduced table games by adding six blackjack tables.
Ellis agreed in 2004 to manage and take joint ownership of the nearby Tuscany Suites and Casino, which had struggled to attract customers in its first year. The agreement fell apart when Tuscany officials allegedly backed out.
Later that year, Ellis signed on to the planned 46-story Aqua Blue condo-hotel project to replace an adjacent Super 8 motel. Ellis Island would manage the Aqua Blue casino, and would itself be renovated to match the new tower. However, the project was cancelled in June 2005, due in part to rising construction costs.
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