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Pictures: Alhambra Bazaar and Casino Renovations

Several weeks ago I took notice of the construction at Alhambra Casino. This aging facility located at Punta Bravo also features a shopping center. This property has a distinctive Arabian theme which really stood out. Alhambra is owned by Divi Resorts.

A quick view outside shows a revamped parking area and ongoing, be it minor, renovation activity. Is it really so minor? That’s what I thought at least. After I received a tip from a reader I decided to take a closer look and saw how this renovation included taring down of large parts of the building.

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New pavement for the parking lot at Alhambra

Currently the only part of the building standing is the Casino (which is going to be renovated as well) and Subway. All other shops (including Dunkin’ Donuts) had to make room for the renovation. In the combination of pictures you can appreciate the work that’s being done currently.

Update: The casino is expected to remain open throughout the renovation.

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Front view of the casino with new parking lot

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Middle square of the mall, with the casino in the background

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A view to Casa del Mar, from Alhambra Bazaar

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Steel framing visible at Alhambra

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No more shopping at Alhambra (for now)

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Destruction of old building

By Gabriel

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I was just wondering if the Casino is still open during renovations as I will be staying at the Divi during the week of February 26 thru March 5, 2010? My wife and I use to go there every night for some fun. It is surely “ONE HAPPY ISLAND’ Sincerely yours, Howard Adams

Beth, I believe the casino has been open all along. From all the shops that were there only Subway remains open. I don’t see them finishing the shopping area by the end of July. Thank you commenting.

Hi Marie, the construction is ongoing. They are finishing the landscaping outside the casino. The shopping area beside the casino is not finished, however, sandwich shop Subway has reopened. The casino

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