French Lick resort $15.5 million expansion underway


Work is starting on a $15.5 million expansion of the events center at the French Lick Resort in southern Indiana.

A ceremony was held Monday to mark the start of construction at the resort that includes the Orange County casino and the historic French Lick and West Baden Springs hotels.

The expansion expected to open in January 2015 will add nearly 60,000 square feet of space to the resort's existing 109,000-square-foot conference and event center.

Resort parent company chairman Steve Ferguson tells The Herald-Times the extra space will allow it to host more groups at the same time at the center about 40 miles south of Bloomington.

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