by By Hunter R. Slaton | September 02, 2009

West Virginia's Greenbrier resort, under new ownership by businessman Jim Justice, broke ground last week on a new underground casino, as well as retail and dining areas. All three developments, which combined will total 80,000 square feet, are scheduled to open next April. Above where the casino is being built, the front lawn's main flowerbed will be preserved, and a reflecting pool, walkways and benches will be added. A temporary casino, with slot machines and table games, is scheduled to open Oct. 1 in the resort's Virginia Wing.