Rendering courtesy of Dempsey Construction Inc.

Rendering courtesy of Dempsey Construction Inc.

Dempsey Construction Inc. of Carlsbad is at work on a $3.7 million renovation and expansion that will convert an existing property into the new location for Village Club Card Room casino in Chula Vista.

VC Bay Properties is the owner and developer of the property at 285 Bay Blvd. Village Club opened in 1946 and is currently located at 429 Broadway in Chula Vista, with games including poker, pai gow, blackjack and baccarat.

Dempsey officials said the 14,000-square-foot project at Bay Boulevard, set for a fall completion, includes a complete buildout and construction of a new card room with a full-service restaurant and bar. Officials said it will be among the largest non-Indian card room casinos in San Diego County.

The project includes a large porte cochere entry and 30-foot-high ceilings in the main card room, 20 poker and pai gow tables, and two high-limit areas. There will be a full-service kitchen, and an indoor and outdoor bar with an exterior patio area containing fire pits and water features.

The project was designed by Joseph Wong Design Architects of San Diego.