Officials gathered June 23 to mark construction of the Rockstop Gas and Wash, a new Hard Rock branded and first of its kind, state-of-the-art gas service station and car wash. Construction began in May on the $3 million facility that is slated to open in mid-October. 

The entire site will occupy 45,000 square feet including a 3,500 square foot retail/car wash building. The gas station will feature six double pumps a total of 12 handles to dispense gas.

The pumps will feature Hard Rock style lighting effects and LED TVs, allowing for the broadcast of music videos and commercials. The car wash will also have a musical and visual component but details are still being worked out, Birtha said.

The convenience market portion of the project will have unique merchandise is not available anywhere else including the Rock Shop inside the Rocksino.

Members of the Rocksino's Rock Star Rewards loyalty program and company employees will receive a discount on their gas purchases and car washes and may use their points to redeem services.

The new Rockstop Gas and Wash will be located on the northwest side of the Rocksino along Route 8.