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The Kankakee Grille To Open At Four Winds New Buffalo On Friday, November 20

November 19th, 2020

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce that the Kankakee Grille will open at Four Winds New Buffalo on Friday, November 20 at noon. The Kankakee Grille features a diverse menu of comfort food with a modern twist including hearth baked pizzas, soups and salads, and hometown favorites along with craft beers and specialty cocktails. The Kankakee Live stage will offer a variety of live music and entertainment, with the full schedule available on the Four Winds Casinos website. The Kankakee Grille also features comfortable outdoor seating as well as access to the Four Winds New Buffalo pool bar. It is in the same location as the Hard Rock Cafe, which closed in October.

“The Kankakee Grille has been a favorite destination among guests at Four Winds South Bend since the property opened in 2018, and we are thrilled to bring it to New Buffalo,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “Our team has once again done an exceptional job in creating an original dining experience that is unique to Four Winds.”
Matthew Wesaw, Tribal Council Chairman and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority, added, “Since Four Winds New Buffalo opened 13 years ago, we have continually strived to exceed the expectations of our guests. The Pokagon Band is very proud of the work by our Casino Operations Team to develop and establish the Kankakee Grille. We have no doubt it will be well received by our guests that visit Four Winds New Buffalo.”

Opening weekend entertainment includes Dueling Pianos on Friday, November 20 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Eastern. On Saturday, November 21, acoustic solo act Dan Reisen will entertain the crowd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and classic rock and pop rock cover band, America Street, will take the stage from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The Kankakee Grille New Buffalo will be open on Sundays through Thursdays from noon – 9 p.m., with the bar open until 10 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from noon – 10 p.m., with the bar open until 11 p.m. More information is available at:

Reservations and Information
To make a hotel reservation at Four Winds New Buffalo or for more information on Four Winds New Buffalo, Four Winds Hartford®, Four Winds Dowagiac® or Four Winds South Bend®, please call 1 (866)-4WINDS1, (866) 494-6371 or visit Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at for information on the latest offers and promotions.

About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s 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 more than 5,700 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, Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013 and Four Winds South Bend in January 2018. The Pokagon Band operates a variety of businesses via Mno-Bmadsen, its non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at, and

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Media Contacts:
David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7204,
Joshua Taustein, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7219,

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