Editorial: Tule River Tribe emerges as a strong economic force
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012
"When the Oak Pit Restaurant on North Main Street closed in May, many people expressed both shock and disappointment. They hated to see a Main Street mainstay go away and feared it may take quite some time to see it reopen, if it ever reopened.
Six months later many are relieved to hear the Tule River Economic Development Corporation has purchased the restaurant with plans to reopen it in the near future.
Over the past 20 years the contributions to the local economy by the tribe have grown by leaps and bounds. From humble beginnings of its casino, the tribe’s economic stature has grown steadily to where today it is a major player in the city’s economic well being."
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