Off Mic, October 18, 2019

Oct 18, 2019

This rendering shows how the Hard Rock Casino Gary is likely to look in 2023 or 2024, with the added Hard Rock Hotel tower on the left and the attached parking garage on the right. The main casino building and associated amenities, including Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock Live performance venue, are slated to open Dec. 31, 2020. The casino faces 29th Avenue in Gary, Burr Street is on the right and the casino will be visible from the Borman Expressway at the back of the image.
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In this episode … we talk to a man who wants to open a new restaurant in Gary but the city wants to tear down not just the building, but the entire block. We hear about a conference this weekend that takes a look at the music of the Calumet Region from Chicago’s far south side to Northwest Indiana, I debate with a longtime local rock disc jockey on whether entertainers like Whitney Houston and Notorious BIG should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we hear about a film documentary about one of the pioneers of aviation who did much of his work on the Indiana Dunes, and we also examine the changing landscape of the region’s casino market.

All this on Off Mic ….