MEDFORD, Ore. – Neighboring business owners said they are eager to learn what this new casino could mean for their bottom line. As plans for the casino unfold, word of the possible new addition has many business owners on the edge of their seats. Habitat for Humanity, Char’s Kitchen Express and Skinners Autoplex are all in the line of sight from the land chosen by the Coquille Tribe. While there is a general sentiment of excitement, they are hoping to learn more.
Habitat for Humanity runs a re-store, selling donated items to help fund their cause to help low income families. They moved to that location exactly one year ago and said traffic in the area had brought it a lot of customers. While they believe the casino could mean more customers through their doors, there could be many impacts tied to that build.
Skinners Autoplex owners said they are extremely excited at the thought of a casino sharing the block with them. Business owners in the area said Walmart has already bumped up their foot traffic and can only imagine the casino will add to an already booming part of town. Habitat for Humanity said they are looking to buy the property that they are currently in; this announcement will weigh heavily on their decision and the process of purchasing that space.