The Pau (Pyrenees-Atlantiques) municipal council has approved the relocation of Groupe Tranchant’s Pau casino license from its current location at the Palais Beaumont (pictured) to a more commercial area north of the city, according to G3Newswire.
The SAS Pau Loisirs has apparently outgrown the 1,852 m2 it occupies inside the Palais Beaumont preventing any development, as well as suffering from a lack of accessibility and parking. The casino, currently located in the heart of the southwestern city, will be relocated to a new building in an industrial zone. Work is slated to being in April 2018 and to be completed by October 2019, with the venue opening in November 2019, according to the report.
The new location, Parkway 2, is situated near important communication routes, most notably the A64 motorway, also called the La Pyrénéenne, which connects Toulouse to Bayonne via Tarbes and Pau. The new 5,000 m2 casino will cost Groupe Tranchant €11m and includes large parking areas on both sides of the venue, as reported by the news agency.
The city of Pau has extended Tranchant’s license by 20 years and as part of the deal has agreed to lower the municipal levy from 15 to 10 percent, per the report.
Founded by Georges Tranchant, the Tranchant group operates 16 casinos in France, including the Casino De Pau.