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Michigan Casino Considers Building RV Park

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June 26, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

The new FireKeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich.

Diversification is on the minds of the tribal council and management of FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich.

That includes expanding their business ventures beyond casino gaming to include an RV park adjacent to their casino, MLive.com reported.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, which owns the $300-plus million casino and hotel on about 90 acres of land off the north side of Michigan Avenue in Calhoun County's Emmett Township, wants to manage the future development of the adjacent area, says R. Bruce McKee, the hotel's CEO.

The owners are considering what complementary entertainment ventures may be pursued along the Michigan Avenue corridor in Emmett Township. The casino is at 11177 E. Michigan Ave., off Interstate-94 at exit 104.

Although McKee said the tribe is still trying to catch its breath from the construction of the new hotel and events center, it is considering redeveloping some of the space between the casino and the nearby Quality Inn into a small park for recreational vehicles.

“That was on our original organizational plan,” he said.

The RV park would include overnight facilities such as electric power hook-ups and shower facilities, and possibly a general store where people could buy supplies.

He said any number of casinos have such facilities, particularly those in the western United States.

Casino patrons with recreational vehicles currently are allowed to park them at the south end of the casino/hotel's parking lot.

“We're considering it,” McKee said. “Nothing is firm.”

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