Jack Entertainment is investing heavily in the Greektown area of Detroit, working on the soon to be renamed Greektown Casino-Hotel. The casino will be known as the Jack Detroit Casino Hotel Greektown in 2017 and the company will be moving their casino headquarters to the area. Jack Entertainment has announced they will be using the St. Mary’s schoolhouse located in Greektown, and connected to the Greektown Casino, as their new company home.
The former schoolhouse has 29,000 square feet of space that is connected to the gaming venue via a pedestrian skywalk. Dan Gilbert, the owner of Jack Entertainment, plans on spending $7 million to renovate the school building, which has been vacant for around ten years.
Jack Entertainment CEO, Matt Cullen, commented that the move will bring the company closer to the 2,000 team members at the Greektown Casino-Hotel and affirms the long-standing commitment of the company to the Greektown district.
The school is the latest project in the downtown area that Gilbert has decided to revamp. In the downtown area, Gilbert has spent over $2.2 billion. Greektown was taken over by Gilbert in 2013 with $70 million spent on the casino building. Early next year, the Greektown Casino-Hotel will be rebranded under the Jack name, joining other properties that now have the Jack name including .