Developer United Company is planning to redevelop a former mall in Bristol Virginia to build a Hardrock Casino and two hotels. A demolition plan has been submitted to the city relating to preliminary site evaluation work at the mall. The project includes transforming the 500,000-square-foot former mall into a casino and building two hotel towers on the site. The goal is to open the temporary casino by the end of the first quarter in 2022 and in the following year and a half to two years, the entire project is planned for completion. The final facility will offer a casino with 2,700 slots and 100 table games, multiple restaurants and bars, an outdoor concert venue, convention space and multiple shops. The project will cost more than $300 million. The United Company President is Martin Kent. In 2020, the General Assembly and Gov. Ralph Northam passed the casino bill allowing commercial casino gaming in Virginia.