Demolition of the former Dan River Inc. finishing plant on the Schoolfield site began on Monday, March 14. This step marks a significant push forward in the process of building the Caesars Virginia casino resort.
A wrecking ball and crane is being used to demolish the 617,000-square-foot structure. The removal is expected to be complete in approximately six weeks.
Debris removal and material crushing is taking place in other areas of the site.
Last September, Caesars Entertainment shared official renderings for Caesars Virginia, its $500 million resort, which is expected to open in 2023 and will include 500 hotel rooms, a state-of-the-art casino floor, Caesars Sportsbook, World Series of Poker Room, new restaurant and entertainment offerings, and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space with an entertainment venue that can accommodate up to 2,500 guests.