After years of trying the Indian nation that owns Turning Stone Casino near Utica has been approved to sell alcohol at its massive complex and the O-D reports the "Nation" leaned on vendors doing business with them to go to Albany to testify in front of the NYS Liquor Authority for approval of the scheme to bring booze and blackjack together at last.
The new arrangement involves leasing space to a third party firm who technically operates the licensed establishments. All of this is linked to a Rome restaurant owned by the family of the local Member of Assembly.
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Turning Stone alcohol approval - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch