Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Permit could lead to liquor sales at Oneida Nation casinoWednesday, April 14, 2010 Business

The Oneida Nation of New York has formed a partnership with a restaurant to serve and sell liquor at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.

The tribe entered into an agreement with CD Food & Beverage, a new company created by the Beeches Restaurant. The tribe will lease restaurant and hospitality space to the company in order to get around limitations in state law that apply to gaming facilities.

The partnership frees Beeches from having to obtain special, one-time permits to serve and sell liquor at the casino. The new company will pay state liquor taxes, an issue of local concern.

The New York State Liquor Authority could review the permit at its meeting today.

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