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More Details About Goldenberg's Proposed Casino, Market8

Developer Ken Goldenberg, who heads up Market East Associates—one of the groups competing for the city's second casino license—spoke with the Inquirer's Suzette Parmley about his vision for the five-story entertainment complex he's dubbed Market8.

Here are some details of what he hopes will be approved for the land he owns at Eighth and Market (currently a parking lot):

· Two-floor casino: 2,400 slots and 82 table games combined
· A total of seven restaurants
· A concert hall
· A ground-floor boutique
· A sweet shop
· A poker room with 30 tables
· "A Latin-style dance club with live music and good food and great drinks and a big, outdoor patio area"
· A rooftop garden
Then there'd be a 12-floor hotel with 168 rooms whose lobby would sit on the fifth floor of the entertainment complex.

"We have to hit a home run here," Goldenberg said. "The project, with its various components, will fit perfectly into the middle of Market Street, much like Cinderella's slipper."
· Casino developer seeks transformation [Inquirer]