If you haven't visited the Coeur d' Alene Tribe's Coeur d' Alene Casino & Resort in Worley latly you may be in for a surprise as later half of 2012 have ushered in many new improvements to the sprawling resort property,which is located along former US 95 (now called Nukwalqu Road ) some 40 min south of Downtown Coeur d' Alene.
Not too long ago the Casino experienced a shake up with the firing of the former CEO, David LaSarte-Meeks only a short time after the grand opening of the new wing and new hotel section on the eastern edge of the building. Today all those issues thankfully have been resolved and the new CEO David Matheson is in control and clearly making some changes. Interestingly David Matheson has actually been in the Casino's CEO role twice as he too was fired back in 2006 only to get re-hired now.
In June the Casino's sports bar underwent another major remodel,the bar and grill is now back open as Red Tail Bar and Grill. The new Red Tail Bar features a full menu as well as several big screen tv's for optimal game viewing.On occasion the bar will also feature live music from mostly local artists.
It's just up the hallway from Red Tail where the more recent renovations have occurred,The large corridor features newly updated furniture and along the sides are 2 new businesses. The first of which is a small coffee stand with some seating called Jackpot Java and the other is a new gift shop almost directly next door to Jackpot Java. That new shop is called Crystal Lake Boutique and it features mostly Native American themed gifts. The other gift shop,which is by the smoke shop at the old hotel lobby will remain as will the smoke shop.
Smaller improvements we're also made such as creating a more open space for the popular Sweetgrass Grill restaurant and moving the entry road slightly to remove the need for a stop sign at the Tribe's Conoco Gas Station entrance.Also the hotel's 2 wing's have been renamed to go along with the Casino's "welcome home" mountain lodge style theme.
And as if all of that wasn't enough the Coeur d' Alene Casino Resort is working on another renovation. At the time I am writing this the Teselum Steakhouse and the neighboring Bar Welukws are closed for remodeling. I'll have more on that half of the renovation hopefully soon...
For more info on the Coeur d' Alene Casino Resort or any of the Tribe's businesses mention in this post please visit their web site at: