Luxury Casino Pitched for Block E

Developer Bob Lux is pushing for a “Luxury Casino” in Block E

Photo: Jennifer Simonson, Star Tribune

Bob Lux is most know for his involvement in developing arguably the two highest end high-rise condos in Minneapolis, the Carlyle and Grant Park.

According to the Star Tribune “Lux’s company, Minneapolis-based Alatus LLC, issued a statement Tuesday saying that the developers have been vetting all manner of ideas for Block E, which is adjacent to the new Twins ballpark and Target Center.

Suggestions for the site have included restaurant, retail and entertainment options, as well as a limited-footprint, sophisticated, best-in-class gaming component similar in style and experience to the Bellagio or Wynn” in Las Vegas, Alatus said, adding that it “will be continuing to listen, discuss and explore all ideas.

It’s unclear who would own or operate the casino. Such a project would require approval of the Legislature, and possibly an amendment to the state Constitution.”

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