Tulalips to build new $100 million casino, chairwoman says

Tulalips to build new $100 million casino, chairwoman says

The Tulalip Tribes plan to break ground later this year on a $100 million replacement for Quil Ceda Creek Casino.

It’s the next big project for the tribes, which have grown into an economic powerhouse and one of the largest employers in Snohomish County.

The 110,000-square-foot casino — which is being called informally QCC2 — will be built directly across the street from the existing casino at 6410 33rd Ave. NE, Tulalip.

The casino will feature new entertainment and dining options, a spacious gaming floor and a 1,200-stall garage with a fast-ramp access.

The footprint for the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino covers 15 acres and will be built on land now occupied by the old Arby’s at 6328 33rd Ave. NE as well as the Tulalip Court and police department at 6103 31st Ave.


“It’s time for a new one,” Zackuse said. “We’re going to keep it as the locals’ casino and cater to what they like. It will be more entertainment and more food venues, but keeping that feel for the locals.”


The tribal courts and police department are going to move into the former Hewlitt-Packard building on 31st Street, which is undergoing an extensive remodel.

“The courthouse and police department, their area has doubled and it’s beautiful,” said Teri Gobin, vice chairwoman for the tribes. “It’s going to be really nice when we get done with it.”

If all goes as planned, the tribes will start work on the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino later this year. It will be finished in late 2018 or early 2019.

After it opens, the tribes will tear down the casino across the street. What will open there?

“To be announced,” Gobin said. “We have dreams in our head, we all have dreams, we all have these visions, we have to be together to make sure we’re together in our vision.”


“That being said I full recognize that there are benefits with jobs and services and economic opportunity for both people in Marysville and Tulalip,” Nehring said. “We view ourselves as a close knit community and a lot of our partnerships with the Tulalips are built around trying to find ways to benefit both sides of the freeway.”


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