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Mohegan Tribe breaks ground on first of 15 chain restaurants






An Arooga's is coming to Connecticut. Photo from Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut broke ground on the first of 15 chain restaurants it will be bringing to New England.

The Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar will be located on the reservation, not far from the Mohegan Sun. It's part of the tribe's effort to diversify its economic holdings.

“The tribe’s franchise agreement with Arooga’s is part of a well-considered diversification effort," Chairman Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown said in a press release. "Any good portfolio is diversified, and the Mohegan Tribe will continue to thrive through a range of businesses outside of gaming."

The 9,000 square-foot eatery is due to open in March 2015.

Get the Story:
Governor joins Mohegan Tribe at groundbreaking (The New London Day 7/23)
Arooga’s restaurant to open near Mohegan Sun, 1st of 15 in Northeast (The New Haven Register 7/23)
Mohegans break ground for first chain restaurant (WTNH 7/22)

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