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Gaylord Entertainment Breaks Ground On Glass Cactus

LAKE GRAPEVINE, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —

Gaylord Entertainment Co. has broken ground on its much anticipated "Glass Cactus" entertainment complex being built on the grounds of the landmark Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center on Lake Grapevine, outside Dallas, TX. The nearly $16 million, 29,000 square-foot venue, with an additional 5,000 square feet of decking, will overlook Lake Grapevine and is set to open in the early fourth quarter of 2006. Glass Cactus will offer nightly live entertainment, dancing and a select menu.

"Glass Cactus will be the perfect addition to our existing venues, offering our guests a fantastically unique place to listen to live music, dance or host a private party," said Colin Reed, chairman and chief executive officer. "From the mariachis in Riverwalk, salsa band in our award-winning restaurant Ama Lur, and a 52 foot big screen TV in our sports bar at Texan Station, Glass Cactus adds the final touch to our numerous entertainment options."

The 60' x 30' state-of-the-art sound stage in Glass Cactus will feature musical acts ranging from rock and roll to country to jazz. Both top-named national entertainment and local/regional talent will be showcased at the venue.

Guests visiting Glass Cactus can park in the hotel's new 1,700 parking space garage or take the hotel trolley from the main entrance of the resort. Glass Cactus will be open to the local guests as well as overnight guests of the resort. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen