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Four Winds Releases New Information On South Bend Casino

June 20th, 2017

To access high-resolution renderings of the Kankakee Grille, click here.

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos have announced the first details for Kankakee Grille, a premier dining destination, to be located inside Four Winds South Bend.® The property will also feature a Copper Rock Steakhouse, The Buffet, Timbers Fast Food & Deli, White Birch Market, Players Lounge and three bars.

"We are excited about Kankakee Grille and what it will add to the South Bend area," said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. "We went to great lengths to include all the elements that guests would anticipate from a five star restaurant by offering everything from shared dishes, house made pastas, flavorful vegetarian meals and unforgettable desserts. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with an open and airy feel. We know guests will come to this restaurant as a prime choice destination."

"We see this as a gathering spot perfect for any occasion, a place for family, friends and business dinners. We have a wood-fire pizza oven, a rotisserie for signature dishes and daily specials, and a hot stone for tableside food preparation. A large selection of craft beers, specialty cocktails and what we expect to be an award winning, yet approachable wine list. It's new era rustic cuisine in a comfortable and inviting setting."

The restaurant's name has special significance as well. "We wanted to incorporate cultural significance in this restaurant, as we do with all of our properties," said John P. Warren, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. "The name refers to the headwaters of Kankakee River where the Potawatomi people hunted and foraged for hundreds of years. Since the South Bend property is near this area, it makes sense to call this new offering the Kankakee Grille."
The property is currently under construction in western St. Joseph County, Indiana. The first phase of Four Winds Casino South Bend will employ approximately 1,200 people and will have 175,000 square feet with 1,800 slots and approximately 4,500 parking spaces including an enclosed parking structure.

To access high-resolution renderings of the Kankakee Grille, click here.

About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its approximately 5,000 citizens. The Pokagon Band's ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011 and Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013. It owns and operates a variety of business via Mno-Bmadsen, the tribe's non-gaming investment enterprise. It broke ground in December 2016 on Four Winds South Bend. More information is available at, and

About Four Winds Casinos
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., Four Winds Hartford, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., and Four Winds Dowagiac, located at 58700 M-51 South in Dowagiac, Mich., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers 130,000 square feet of gaming with more than 3,000 slot machines, 60 table games, five restaurants, entertainment bars, retail venues, a pool, and a 415-room hotel, making it the premier gaming resort in the Midwest. Four Winds Hartford features more than 550 slot machines, nine table games, a 74-seat restaurant, and a 15-seat bar. Four Winds Dowagiac features 400 slot machines, seven table games and one restaurant. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. For more information on Four Winds Casinos, please call 1-(866)-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds Casinos on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at


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Melinda Pierce, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332,
Jill Klinedinst, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332,

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