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Tachi Yokut tribe celebrates entertainment center groundbreaking

28 July 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Tachi Yokut tribe held a groundbreaking ceremony today to kick off construction of a new $23.5 million entertainment center featuring movie theaters, a bowling alley, a billiards room, an arcade and concourse, a bar and concessions. The center is schedule to open October 2018.

The 88,350-square-foot entertainment center will feature a state-of-the-art, 27,309-square-foot movie theater, including eight screens. The 29,022 square foot bowling alley will include 30 lanes. A 4,214-square-foot arcade will be home to 38 arcade games, and a 3,570-square-foot billiards room will include 10 tables. In addition, the entertainment complex will include 15,294-square-foot concourse, bar and concessions area in which to get cocktails and refreshments.

"Today marks an exciting day as we celebrate the start of construction of a new entertainment center at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino," said Ruben Barrios, Chairman of the Tachi Yokut Tribe. "It was a pleasure to celebrate with more than 350 members of the tribe and our community."

The day's events, emceed by Chairman Barrios, included a blessing by Mike Sisco, Spiritual Leader and songs by the Tachi Yokut Spiritual Group and Native American H.O.O.P.S. Club. Also addressing the attendees was Willie Barrios, General Manager, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Bill Davis, Assistant General Manager, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Adam Mays, President of A.R. Mays Construction and Weston Anderson, District Representative with Senator Andy Vidak. The Tachi Yokut Tribal Council was also in attendance.

The new center, designed by FFKR Architects, will create more than 70 full and part time jobs.

Currently Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino is home to 2,000 gaming machines, 24 table games, seven poker tables, 255 guest rooms, a spa, five restaurants and 6,000 square feet of meeting space, employing more than 1,200 people.

Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino is located at 17225 Jersey Ave, Lemoore, California. For more information please contact, Chairman Ruben Barrios at (559) 924-1278.

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