Newsletter – Issue 30
New Barstool Sportsbook Destination for Horse-Racing Fans
A.J. Brown recently completed another project for Penn National Gaming, a client we’ve worked with in the past. Like projects completed in Illinois and Indiana, the project at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia, called for the conversion of an existing restaurant into Penn’s newest concept—a themed Barstool Sportsbook bar and restaurant. Brad Shelton was our Superintendent.
“We knew going in that supply chain issues had the potential to cause significant delays,” Shelton says, “so we did work on the front end of the project, proactively, to make sure procurement didn’t hold us back.” And he notes that extra time was built into the project schedule to allow for unforeseen delays.
The conversion reimagined an existing 16,000 square foot space, which includes one main level and a mezzanine. For fans wanting to keep an eye on the casino’s live thoroughbred racing, A.J. Brown installed new audio/visual systems built to support a new jumbotron screen and an additional 45 television screens. Installation of the jumbotron itself, a three-sided screen with 12-foot x 18-foot screens, was also part of the project, as were new data systems designed to provide technology support to the new bar and restaurant.
The Charles Town project also included:
- Construction of two new, full bars
- A new beer cooler and beer system
- Installation of a new brick façade
- An intricate millwork and trim package
- Placement of new lighting and a lighting system
- New flooring throughout, including LVT layered wood flooring and turf flooring in parts of the facility, and vinyl composition tile in high-traffic areas
The Sportsbook conversion at Hollywood Casino, including a few supply chain problems, took just seven months from beginning to end. “We like to be nimble, to stay flexible,” A.J. Brown Principal Dan Steuber says. “That strategy helps us control costs and keep our clients happy.” He adds: “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration with Penn Gaming. It’s been a pleasure to help them realize the new Barstool Sportsbook concept.”
“We like to be nimble, to stay flexible. That strategy helps us control costs and keep our clients happy. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration with Penn Gaming. It’s been a pleasure to help them realize the new Barstool Sportsbook concept.”
A.J. Brown, Inc.
Spotlight: Villa Duchesne Schaefer Family Student Life Center
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School partnered with A.J. Brown and Fox Architects on the Schaefer Family Student Life Center, an 11,800 square foot project, including a 285-seat theater, two-story atrium, outdoor terrace overlooking the back bowl, student café, La Boutique, an art gallery, scene shop, loading dock, and dressing rooms. The project, which began in August 2021, is scheduled to be completed this fall.
Working for you
A.J. Brown is committed to clear communication and time-proven management strategies, all designed to deliver a construction project that meets client goals. “We make it our business to understand our clients’ business objectives so we can help them succeed,” says Rendleman. “We’re here to make you look good.”
If you’re looking for the right partner for your next construction project, talk to A.J. Brown. You can reach Doug Rendleman at 636-537-3636.