REDDING, California -- As reported by the Redding Searchlight: "The economic downturn has Win-River Casino looking at downsizing its $90 million expansion.
"If approved next month by tribal members, the Redding Rancheria would spend $50 million to $70 million on a 121-room, four-story hotel, an 800-stall parking garage and a remodeling of the existing Event Center, casino General Manager Gary Hayward said Thursday.
"Original plans, unveiled last May, called for a nine-story, 170-room hotel, a parking garage big enough to accommodate 1,500 vehicles, and bulldozing the Event Center to build a new one.
"The tribe also would put the new hotel on the banks of Clear Creek and connect it to the east side of the existing casino. Initial plans called for the hotel and parking garage to sit side by side south of the casino along Redding Rancheria Road.
"...What won't change from Win-River's original proposal are plans for a new steakhouse, an expanded Martini Bar (from 120 seats to 350 seats) and a remodeled Elements restaurant. The casino adds eight poker tables, bringing the total to 20, and increases the number of blackjack tables from 22 to 26..."
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