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« on: October 15, 2013, 10:19:51 am »

The Creek Nation breaks ground today on Margaritaville. The project is now up to a $335 million expansion of the River Spirit Casino with a 483 room 26 story hotel tower, new theater and relocation of the river trail.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/taller-pricier-margaritaville-hotel-tower-planned-for-river-spirit-casino/article_a7ae1f64-e644-5078-945f-a77e13c614cf.html

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 10:20:40 am »

Southies Rejoice!
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 10:21:59 am »

Southies Rejoice!



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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 11:02:56 am »

Love it when they draw in those ferry boats and canoes in the luscious deep blue waters of the adjoining Arkansas River.
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 11:43:38 am »

Love it when they draw in those ferry boats and canoes in the luscious deep blue waters of the adjoining Arkansas River.

Have you had your vision checked lately?
 
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 11:47:04 am »

The trail and creek improvements look nice.

Also nice to see... well, anyone making river-facing destination development.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 12:22:18 pm »

Have you had your vision checked lately?
 
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I have that sextagenarian(sp?) optical malady. I see what pleases me! Apparently the artist who did the rendering has it too.
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 08:53:46 am »

I have that sextagenarian(sp?) optical malady. I see what pleases me! Apparently the artist who did the rendering has it too.


Maybe people consuming and extricating blue margaritas will change the color of the Arkansas river around the new hotel?
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 08:56:17 am »


Maybe people consuming and extricating blue margaritas will change the color of the Arkansas river around the new hotel?

Green river all year round?
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2013, 09:31:52 am »

Perhaps they plan on painting the sand bars or covering the whole area with blue tarps. Very creative solution and likely to get national attention from the art world.

note: my sense of cynical humor may elude some readers. I am happy for the Natives that they are doing so well they can suck even more money out of the community and perhaps put it towards stopping wind power generation thereby strengthening their oil and gas interests. Really, ecstatic.
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2013, 11:49:25 am »

Perhaps they plan on painting the sand bars or covering the whole area with blue tarps. Very creative solution and likely to get national attention from the art world.

note: my sense of cynical humor may elude some readers. I am happy for the Natives that they are doing so well they can suck even more money out of the community and perhaps put it towards stopping wind power generation thereby strengthening their oil and gas interests. Really, ecstatic.


Blue tarps would be good.  When the wind blows, they would ripple in the breeze, simulating the effect of a gentle breeze over a cool ocean beach....


As for the money - well, you don't think they deserve some kind of reparation?  This way at least it doesn't come directly out of our pockets as tax payers.  And it's gonna take a really long time before they begin to get even....much more than the 90+ years since Tulsa's "adventure".



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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2013, 03:04:12 pm »

All the outdoor party people should really enjoy that evening West Bank Stank that we all love.
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2013, 07:14:34 pm »


...As for the money - well, you don't think they deserve some kind of reparation?  This way at least it doesn't come directly out of our pockets as tax payers...

Uh, the taxpayers are exactly how the river part of this development is hoped to be funded! It's already being proposed for yet another vote, and the hook is the gathering place on Riverside. It's probably going to be billed as a necessity for the gathering place (even though the park has already been fully approved without it). One way or the other, I'm thinking the tribe is already counting on taxpayers to fund a large part of their project.
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Blue tarps would be good.  When the wind blows, they would ripple in the breeze, simulating the effect of a gentle breeze over a cool ocean beach....


As for the money - well, you don't think they deserve some kind of reparation?  This way at least it doesn't come directly out of our pockets as tax payers.  And it's gonna take a really long time before they begin to get even....much more than the 90+ years since Tulsa's "adventure".





I just think they can do better. It seems so.....Vegas white eyes.....

No amount of reparations would be enough though. I have a lot of Cherokee blood but I can't help but see that had the English, French or Spaniards not destroyed their culture, took their land and their lives, the next boat load from somewhere else would have.
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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2013, 08:48:58 pm »

I'd like to see more detailed plans for what they're doing with the bike trail.  Are they building it dual lane like the ones north of 71st?  I thought at one time the future plan was to have the dual bike/jogging trail extend south to the Jenks bridge. 

I would also think this would provide more impetus to building the low water dam south of the turnpike bridge so there's continously water in the river, and potential for a water taxi run by the Creeks between Riverfront Crossing, the aquarium and the casino/hotel. 
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