Oneida Nation plans event venue in Sylvan Beach at former DiCastro’s

Project expected to create 60 jobs


SYLVAN BEACH — The Oneida Indian Nation plans a new restaurant and gaming venue on the site of the former DiCastro’s restaurant and event hall in Sylvan Beach.

Opening is planned for May, the nation said in an announcement today. It expects to create 60 jobs.

The establishment will be called “The Lake House at Sylvan Beach.”

The Oneida Indian Nation, operator of Turning Stone casino resort and other gaming venues in Oneida and Madison counties, said the establishment is part of a plan to help redevelop Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake.

The nation also announced it generated $70 million this year in revenues for New York state, including $18 million for Oneida County.

The tax-exempt nation shares revenue under a 2013 settlement with the state and counties.

“When we signed the historic 2013 settlement, we knew that working together would pay big dividends for Central New York — and the revenues prove that we were right,” Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to be expanding on this success with the new Sylvan Beach project, which will continue to make Central New York a world-class tourist destination and support the local economy with new jobs and new public revenues.”


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