Harrah’s Atlantic City eyes $134M convention hall

    Caesars Entertainment plans to build a $134 million conference center on the grounds of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.

    The goal is to help bring in more meeting and convention business to a market that says it desperately needs it.But some worry the facility could hurt the existing Atlantic City Convention Center.

    Caesars unveiled the proposal during Tuesday’s meeting of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

    It hopes the center would increase mid-week business, a slow time for Atlantic City’s casinos.

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    CEO Robert Griffin of the two Trump casinos tells The Press of Atlantic City the convention center fears the project would be duplicating what is already here.

    Caesars could break ground in January and be finished by July 2014.

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