Kalispel Tribe begins $20 million resort and casino expansion project

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – The Kalispel Tribe began construction on a new $20 million expansion of Northern Quest Resort and Casino Tuesday.

“It’s an exciting day for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and for our guests and team members,” Tribal Chairman Glen Nenema said. “Our vision has long included a focus on healthy and safe communities. Part of that mission includes providing quality family-friendly entertainment through our businesses. Today we’re one step closer to seeing that dream come true.”

Project officials said the initial part of construction will bring up to 100 new jobs to the community. The new expansion also includes a multi-family apartment community to the West Plains. Crews are expected to break ground on the216-unit complex in Fall 2017. Apartment leasing is scheduled to begin late 2018.

The 40,000 square-foot resort expansion intends to bring these new businesses to Airway Heights. They are scheduled to open in 2018.

Cyber Quest: The family-friendly, professionally-supervised arcade features 70 of the latest non-violent games and attractions. Build up your tickets and redeem them for a wide variety of prizes at the Cyber Quest Prize Zone.

Kids Quest: This hourly children’s entertainment center provides hours of fun for the kids while the adults enjoy a night out. Kids up to the age of 12 have a variety of activities to choose from, including an arts and crafts area, an indoor gym, a karaoke stage and quiet spots for reading or tablet play.

Northern Quest food court expansion: With space for at least two new vendors, the dining options at Northern Quest just continue to multiple. The new restaurants will join the highly successful Fatburger and The Deli on the southeast side of the resort.

Northern Quest RV Resort: The new RV Resort has the design stamp of approval from nationally-recognized RV Resort developer Bud Surles. It will feature luxury and standard site hookups, tiny cottages for rent, a pool, sports courts, a dog park and an amenity center with conference space, an exercise room and laundry facilities.

Windfall: The new Kalispel Tribe-owned retail store will showcase outdoor, home goods and fine gifts. It is open to the public, but Northern Quest Camas Club members get extra perks and rewards. Members will be able to redeem rewards points for merchandise.

Movie and Dinner: The combination brings a new movie-going experience to the Spokane area. Featuring six boutique screening room auditoriums with comfortable motorized recliners, guests can order lunch or dinner delivered straight to their seats or skip the show and stop by for a meal, dessert, cocktails or coffee.

© 2017 KREM-TV


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