Hard-Rock-Cafe-LogoHard Rock International announced Oct. 10 its alliance with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to develop, brand and manage their proposed regional entertainment destination located in Kenosha.

The proposed project would be developed in conjunction with the Osceola Group out of Naples, Fla., and designed to draw visitors from throughout the region.

The project is expected to create more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs in addition to generating significant economic benefits for the state of Wisconsin, including an estimated $600 million total in projected payments to the state over the course of the pre-approved compact with the state, according to a Hard Rock International press release.

If approved, the project will also mean financial stability for one of the state’s poorest tribes and guarantees a “local-first” hiring policy and vendor program to ensure the region’s residents and businesses benefit directly from the project.

The Menominee Tribe’s proposed entertainment center and casino at Kenosha’s shuttered Dairyland Greyhound Park means more than 5,000 new direct and indirect jobs and a major attraction for people from Illinois.

The project will generate more than $35 million in annual new revenue for the state of Wisconsin and over $19 million annually for local governments and schools in Kenosha County, a press release said. In addition to creating thousands of jobs and providing millions of dollars in new annual revenue for the state, the proposed facility is projected to generate more than $19 million annually for the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County and local schools.

The new facility would include a mix of gaming and non-gaming amenities unique to the region with a focus on providing an unparalleled entertainment experience to its guests.

It also means a future of economic self-sufficiency for one of the state’s poorest Tribes. After numerous public hearings, two successful referendums, many letters of support, hours of meetings and thousands of pages of submissions, the Kenosha plan has received preliminary approval from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Now, it needs Gov. Scott Walker’s approval to move forward. More information is available at www.CasinoKenosha.com, on Facebook and Twitter.


About Hard Rock

With a total of 175 venues in 54 countries, including 138 cafes, 18 hotels and 7 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies.

Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website.

HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other locations.

For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com, www.facebook.com/hardrock or www.twitter.com/hardrock.




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