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Tony Gwynn sports pub opening at local casino

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Apparently San Diego's East County is getting a new casino and it will soon be home to a Tony Gwynn themed Sports Pub.  The bar bearing his name will house his game used uniforms, awards and personal mementos.  Tony's wife Alicia is excited about her new business venture.

Tony Gwynn Sports Pub to Open at New Hollywood Casino Jamul | NBC 7 San Diego

"I am so excited to share Tony's legacy with Jamul Indian Village and the future visitors of Hollywood Casino," said Alicia. "Not only was Tony a great player, he was an exceptional man. It will be wonderful to have his accomplishments highlighted in East County."

Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego to open a Tony Gwynn-themed sports bar - KGTV ABC10 San Diego

"We are thrilled to partner with the Gwynn family to showcase Mr. Padre's incredible collection of awards, uniforms, and personal mementos for our customers to enjoy," said Richard St. Jean, casino general manager.

The idea and the rendering look a bit tacky but that kind of fits into the casino theme, so in a way it works.  No matter the look the three story facility won't be cheap.  It will cost $400 million and sit on 6 acres.  There will be all kinds of restaurants that gamblers will be able to dine in when they tire of the tables.