While waiting for official approval by the Illinois Gaming Board, Hard Rock Rockford is moving forward with planning for their temporary casino by building a new parking lot.

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We already know the plans are for Hard Rock Casino Rockford to take over Giovanni's until the permanent casino is ready. This week another step in the prep has been announced, a new parking lot. It'll be a three-minute drive from the soon-to-be-former location of Giovanni's, according to WTVO.

The parking lot would go in along Ware Avenue, behind Napelton’s Auto Werks, at 505 N Perryville, and would be used as overflow and valet parking. The parking lot will have stalls for 312 cars and will be converted to additional parking for Napleton’s once the permanent Hard Rock Casino is up and running.

You can view the temporary casino's layout here.


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