Posted on December 6th, 2021 from a Colonial Downs press release
Rosie’s is adding to the fun and entertainment in Vinton with 350 new, never seen before, games (bringing the total to 500), an updated and remodeled high limit gaming area, a new stage for hosting local and national entertainment acts, more than doubling overall space from 15,000 square feet to 33,000 square feet and adding a parking garage with 280 well-lit spaces.
Colonial Downs Group is making a $28 million investment in the Vinton community with the expansion project, which includes increasing tax payments to the Town. We will also be hiring more team members to operate the expanded space.
To show our ongoing commitment to community partnerships, Rosie’s will be making the following check presentations on Wednesday:
- Vinton First Aid Crew – $25,000
- Marine Toys for Tots – $5,000
- Vinton Historical Society – $5,000
- Children’s Assistive Technology Services – $1,000
- Mill Mountain Zoo – $1,000
Colonial Downs Group and Rosie’s are proud to have made direct monetary and in-kind donations of more than $1,375,000 and have logged over 2,500 service hours in Virginia communities.
The following appeared at www.wdbj7.com after the renovation was complete:
VINTON, Va. (WDBJ) – From jackhammers to jackpots, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Vinton has more than doubled its games and its space with the completion of a new expansion.
The facility has expanded its entertainment in more ways than one.
“Our customers, simple supply and demand, wanted more gaming space,” says Ernie Dellaverson, Regional General Manager for Rosie’s Gaming Emporium. “We went from 15,000 square feet, we added an additional 18,000 square feet. 350 additional games and these are new games that nobody has seen in the area before. We actually brought another component in too that we’re very excited about, a live stage as well. So we have a venue here.”
Guests also have extra parking with the addition of a 280-space parking garage.
“There’s been a lacking entertainment component in the area,” he explains. “There are a couple places in Downtown Roanoke, but now we’re bring it out to the Vinton area and I think there is demand for this adult entertainment in our area.”
The project was fully underway in the spring and cost $28 million.
“The Town of Vinton loves it,” adds Dellaverson. “This has been such a great drive for them, such a great economic engine. I beg a lot of people to go down and check out the downtown Vinton area. It has a lot of fantastic little shops that they incorporated in there. New restaurants. It’s been a win-win situation for both of us.”
Rosie’s says before the expansion it could hold about 480 people at a time.