WOW! The new Hard Rock-Tampa garage and the Mezzanine Level walkways into the casino from the two north garages opened at noon today. The indoor escalators for it sit directly in front of the hotel lobby. What took me by surprise is that the new 26,000 sq ft Mezzanine Level casino opened too. I guess I would call this a higher limit gaming area. HR can be proud of what they’ve done here. The Wynn and Palazzo have nothing on HR in terms of the elegance of this addition. It's beautiful! As I understand, there will be another High Limit casino still to open in this area or above it. I don’t quite get the Porta Cache. The illustrations of it show as six lanes but the drive through opening of it underneath the Mezzanine Casino doesn’t look nearly as wide unless it expands once within. The entire north casino will permanently close on Sunday so you only have a few more days to say goodbye to what or whomever.