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Navajo Nation Gaming Buys Horsemen Lodge And Nearby Property For Around Five-Million Dollars

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A popular steakhouse northeast of Flagstaff has been sold. The Horsemen Lodge in Doney Park was recently sold to Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise for $1.9-million dollars. Navajo Gaming also purchased nearby stables and another piece of property with a total sale price of around five-million dollars. KAFF News spoke to Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprises interim CEO Brian Parrish Thursday. He says a big reason for the purchase was to tap into “cultural and foreign tourism that comes up I-17, goes through Flagstaff and heads north up to Page, Tuba City and the Grand Canyon region.” He says the Horseman’s Lodge property was an ideal location for them to run the iconic restaurant and to “cross market our existing businesses and product.” Navajo Gaming will open its new travel plaza at Twin Arrows Casino soon, which will introduce new Navajo products that they will also feature at the restaurant. The group has entered into a lease agreement with the now former owners of the restaurant to run it for the foreseeable future. Terms of that agreement weren’t disclosed. The sale of the property was made public by the Coconino County Assessor’s office back on November 14th. The sale took place in July of this year, according to documents.