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by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 03, 2010

Gaylord Entertainment has released details about the timeline for restoration of the properties that were flooded the first weekend in May in Nashville, causing as much as $225 million in damages. The work to do at the 2,881-room Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center includes a total redo for the Cascades lobby, Cascades Restaurant, sushi bar and Cascades Terrace lobby bar; Volare's Restaurant and Jack Daniels Restaurant will be redesigned. Of the guest rooms, 117 were flooded and will be renovated. The ground-floor exhibition space has to be cleaned and the technology infrastructure replaced. The hotel will reopen Nov. 15. Gaylord also owns the Grand Ole Opry, where much of the ground floor was damaged. There, the dressing rooms, retail store, power systems, stage curtains and more will be replaced; the venue will reopen Oct. 1. While all the work is being done, Gaylord is keeping on 919 employees and laying off 1,743 as of June 12, providing health-care benefits through September. Gaylord's Wildhorse Saloon reopens tomorrow night and the General Jackson Showboat resumes dinner cruises on Saturday.