Leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation have plans to build a $22 million entertainment complex in suburban Tulsa.
Principal Chief George Tiger announced the project at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday. The new venue will be located at the Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks.
"The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is excited about the continued growth of the Riverwalk and is proud to be the leader in revitalizing this area for all Oklahomans to enjoy," Tiger said. "We strive to provide our community with world-class entertainment options such as the River Spirit Casino, the much anticipated Margaritaville and today’s new development."
The Riverwalk was once packed with trendy shops and restaurants at its location along the west bank of the Arkansas River when it opened in 2005. But the center was in financial turmoil when the tribe bought the property in 2012 at a foreclosure auction. Since then, the tribe has looked for ways to revitalize it.
The tribe said the new venue will offer high-tech golf and family oriented games, restaurants, a sports bar and corporate space. The facility will also provide private party rooms and meeting spaces.
The development will be one of many projects coming to Riverwalk Crossing within the next year.
"As this project moves forward in the coming weeks and months, we will announce additional retail outlets, vendors and entertainment options along the Riverwalk," Tiger said. "This is an exciting time for us as we continue making the Riverwalk Crossing into a entertainment destination for everyone to enjoy."