Dave Reid
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Casino Hotel is Coming

The Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel is rising, as our photos show, but with two floors fewer than planned.

By - Apr 26th, 2013 05:07 pm

The Forest County Potawatomi Community’s new casino hotel, located at 1721 W. Canal St., is rising fast, but won’t rise as much as planned. Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel recently reported that the hotel, which was originally planned to be 20-stories, has been cut back to just 18-stories. The removal of two floors is reportedly to keep the project’s cost in line with original estimates. The 381-room luxury hotel was to have a restaurant, retail store, meeting rooms, exercise facilities, bowling alley, spa, indoor pool, club room, and a bar located on the top floors of the hotel.  But according to Daykin, the spa has been dropped from the plans and the top two floors are being redesigned to accommodate hotel rooms.


4 thoughts on “Friday Photos: Casino Hotel is Coming”

  1. Chris says:

    I’m sure Poto knows its business, but this move seems short-sighted. Disappointing for sure.

  2. Tyrell Track Master says:

    Glad for the jobs in that neighborhood but man, that is one horribly depressing place. I went there only once for about 15 minutes out of curiosity. Nothing but chain-smoking people on welfare blowing their money. I’m hoping this hotel raises the bar a little … give people something to do besides gamble. Bummer on the rooftop bar – that might have been enough to get me to come back 🙂

  3. Dave Reid says:

    @Tyrell / Chris yeah I think they made a mistake dropping the two floors, and especially the bar.

  4. Patrick says:

    They should not have dropped the bar on the roof. I never go to Potawatomi but the bar would have sparked my interest especially in the valley with great 360 views of Milwaukee.

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