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Developer ties up land by casino

November 26, 2011

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— A prominent Wichita commercial developer has tied up on 15.25 acres of land across from the Kansas Star Casino being built near Mulvane.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Colby Sandlian and his partnership group are considering possible casino-related businesses on the Kansas Turnpike frontage land across from the casino site.

The land once was held by Harrah’s as it competed to build the casino.

The 80-year-old Sandlian was noncommittal about whether his group would close the deal. He says a lot of research has to be done before his group decides whether to build such businesses as hotels, restaurants, retail and entertainment venues.

Sandlian declined to release details of the contract.

Peninsula Gaming’s $260-million casino, events center and hotel complex is scheduled to open early next year.

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