A new restaurant, lounge and additional gaming area are in the works at the Coulee Dam Casino, a venue operated by the Colville Tribes in Washington state. Carl Jackson is the Special Projects Manager over the changes and told local media that the new restaurant will be open this April.
The contractors of the project are currently removing the interior office walls of the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation, which are located above the casino. The offices have now been moved to an area near Nespelem, where a new tribal headquarters is located.
The floor space configuration is still in the works, but according to Jackson, the area will include an upscale restaurant as well as gaming area. The gaming space could house as many as 90 to 100 gaming machines. There will also be a lounge space and possibly an outdoor dining area to be added on a deck space that has been proposed.
The new areas will have an entrance that will be provided via stairs or an elevator from the main floor of the venue. A lot located at the rear of the casino building has also been purchased by the tribe to be used for additional parking, which will be needed as more people visit for entertainment and dining.
With the preliminary plans, the restaurant should have around 60 seats with the outdoor space having around 20. According to Jackson, the final decisions for the configuration of the space upstairs is still being worked out.