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Rhythm City Land Plan

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Rhythm City Casino, Scott County Casino LLC

Plans for a 110 million dollar land-based casino are now in the hands of Davenport city staff. Tuesday night, officials from the Rhythm City Casino presented details of their project to Davenport's Planning and Zoning Commission. 
General manager, Mo Hyder, says the 40-acre site is at the southwest corner of Interstate 80 and I-74. The 7-story building would include 300,000 square feet, including 34,000 just for the casino. 
He calls the design both "iconic and attractive."

The building will also include an event center for shows and meetings, plus, another restaurant, sports lounge, deli, and retail shops. 

He hopes after approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Davenport City Council that ground can be broken for the new casino early next year. Then it could open the following year (2016).  
 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.