New York City: Thor releases first renderings for Coney Island casino proposal

New York City: Thor releases first renderings for Coney Island casino proposal

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  • Mark Hallum, Commercial Observer
March 3, 2023 4:24 PM
  • Mark Hallum, Commercial Observer
  • New York
  • Commercial Casinos

Brooklyn’s Coney Island boardwalk has never been cleaner than in renderings for Thor Equities’ casino proposal, which the company released Friday morning.

The firm, founded by Coney Island native Joe Sitt, envisions a casino that will blend in to the aesthetics of the boardwalk but with architecture and design that Thor said will be an upgrade for the community and draw people to the beach year round, easing its winter economic slump, according to Thor.

Thor partnered with Saratoga Casino Holdings, the Chickasaw Nation and Legends to build a $3 billion facility on 5 acres between Stillwell Avenue, West 12th Street, Surf Avenue and Wonder Wheel Way. In addition to a gaming floor, there will be a roller coaster, an indoor water park, hotels and museums.