Photo courtesy of Colonial Downs Group
A gaming facility is coming to Dumfries.
The Town Council approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Rosie’s Gaming Emporium at a meeting on Tuesday.
A video of the meeting is available on the Official Town of Dumfries YouTube channel.
Colonial Downs Group will run the site, which is expected to span 18,364 square feet at 18059-18139 Triangle Shopping Plaza.
The generation of at least 150 jobs and an update to the shopping center are among the perks it will provide for Dumfries, according to Dumfries Mayor Derrick Wood.
It’s also expected to be a business frequented by community members and visitors.
“Right now, people have just been driving through Dumfries, and I think Rosie’s now gives a reason for people to drive to Dumfries and to stop and to want to invest in our community,” Wood explained to What’s Up Prince William.
Since he was elected in 2012, Wood has sought to make Dumfries a destination place.
“I think Rosie’s fits into that vision,” Wood added. “No matter what my personal beliefs is, sometimes you got to look at the mission and you got to look at the vision to see how this lines up, and this lines up with the vision.”
State Senator Scott Surovell has voiced his support of the gaming facility.
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