We've all been waiting for a very long time to find out if there would actually be a casino built in downtown Lansing.

According to the Lansing State Journal, efforts to build a casino downtown at Michigan Avenue and Cedar Street is a no go.

An Upper Peninsula tribe is transferring the land planned for Kewadin Lansing, a proposed $245 million, 125,000 square foot casino, back to the city after failing to build even a temporary casino by a contractual deadline.

Mayor Andy Schor said that we remain open to discussing other options with the tribe in the future, but this property is now available and will continue to be used for parking until something else comes up.

We all thought this was going to happen at one point or another. I'm sure that businesses in the downtown Lansing area would have benefited from having a casino.

The developers hope to recuperate what they deem a lost investment and revenue they would have received from the casinos.

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