The grand opening of SugarHouse Casino transformed a prominent, former industrial site along the Delaware River that had once housed the Jack Frost sugar refinery. This $275 million project, with 1,900 gaming stations, evolved several times during construction. The state gaming board approved table games and related smoking areas. Ownership acquired and leased additional land, increasing parking to 1,500 spaces. DMA worked closely with the design team and general contractor to integrate changes into the workflow with minimal impact on project schedule and budget.
SugarHouse boasts a modern exterior with angled facades and green walls. The interior blends luxury and urban elements, with distinctive industrial art. Development of the 100,000 square foot facility brought new waterfront access to visitors, including a landscaped river walk. The Refinery restaurant/lounge, one of three dining venues, offers guests sweeping views of the water and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Expansion plans are now being prepared for successful SugarHouse to include the addition of gaming, dining, and retail space.