ELK GROVE (CBS13) – The “ghost mall” in Elk Grove will soon be home to a new Wilton Rancheria resort and casino.

Demolition began Friday morning at the site near Grant Line Road and Highway 99.

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Officials have designated 36 acres of the site tribal land.

Construction at the site has been stalled for more than a decade. Several plans to redevelop the originally planned mall into an outlet mall, as well as other ideas, fizzled out.

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The casino will be up and running by next year, officials say.