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Warrior's future remains uncertain

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Hard Rock's win was the Warrior Building's loss. 

The old hotel in downtown has been on the red tag list for years.  Developers hoped a casino would breathe new life into the Warrior and the neighboring Davidson Building.

After the IRGC's announcement, the President of Ho-Chunk Incorporated, which bid on the casino at this location, said renovating the hotel could be tough in the absence of gaming revenue.

Sioux City's Mayor says he's holding out hope the Warrior can be saved.

"It's terribly unfortunate that there were two great historic renovation projects as part of the casino proposals.  I'd hope that some day, that could still be restored," said Bob Scott.

The Warrior's owner plans to keep his property away from the wrecking ball, but admits turning it into a hotel is an unlikely concept.

Lew Weinberg says he's still, "digesting the defeat."

 He says he'll evaluate his options, and may put both buildings up for sale.

 

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