The new facility, designed by JCJ Architecture as the Associate Architect under Edmondson and built by RedStone Construction, was completed in less than a year from groundbreaking to its grand opening.
The 39,000 square-foot facility is known as a "win-win-win" for northeast Oklahoma, the Grand Lake region and Cherokee Nation, by Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker.
This casino is the 10th location for the Cherokee Nation, and is located in the area known locally as Tom Cat Corner in northern Delaware county.
With a groundbreaking in March and a topping ceremony in June, and soft opening in December, the facility located north of Grove and Sail Boat Bridge on Grand Lake, adds more than 170 jobs to the area.
The design includes wood and stone finishes for the facility exteriors, and interior design that enables patrons to easily orient themselves and see all venues upon entering the facility. The Cherokee Casino Grove will include electronic machines, a full-service bar and a venue for live music.
Cherokee Nation officials plan to host the formal, grand opening celebration in January 2017.