May 16, 2008

Dan Ackroyd at Mohegan Sun

Aykroyd heralds Mohegans' $682 million Earth expansionThe $682 million Earth expansion at Mohegan Sun, with its hotel featuring House of Blues music hall and themed rooms, has the blessing of its tribal owners, bank institutions and a Blues Brother, tribal and casino leaders said Wednesday.

"Today is a wonderful day because we marry the spirits of two great entities," Dan Aykroyd, a co-founder of the House of Blues, said after making his entrance to the ceremony at the top of a parking garage via a Harley-Davidson. "In today's world, God knows we need music, fun, entertainment and leisure."

The groundbreaking is the last for the $925 million Project Horizon, an incremental expansion and renovation at Mohegan Sun, and comes just days before the Mashantucket Pequots open their $700 million MGM Grand at Foxwoods hotel and casino expansion.
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