Oneida Indian Nation Investment Supports Local Businesses

With a continued commitment to supporting the economic recovery of the region as it rebounds from the pandemic, the Oneida Indian Nation has partnered with several local businesses in the creation of the Perfect Pour Café at Point Place Casino in Bridgeport

Throughout the pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the local economy, the Oneida Indian Nation has remained steadfast in its commitment to working together with partners in the community for the benefit of all. The grand opening of the Perfect Pour Café at Point Place Casino March 22 is a prime example of how those partnerships, now more than ever, are vital to the economic stability of the region.


The project, launched before the pandemic began, brought together the skills and talents of many local vendors including Utica Coffee, Hayner Hoyt Corporation, Victory Sign, Roma Tile, Zausmer-Frisch Scruton & Aggarwal and Middle Ages Brewing, all whom had representatives at the grand opening. The Oneida Indian Nation understands the important role it plays in the regional economy, and with the goal to always improve and expand on guest experiences at it enterprises, delaying this project was never an option.

“While many businesses in the area cancelled projects, downsized, or closed altogether, the Oneida Indian Nation kept their commitments and continued to expand," said Anthony DePerno, President of Victory Sign in Canastota. "The Café is another fine example of how the Oneida Indian Nation has helped my business purposely survive the pandemic, and I am personally excited that we have such a great venue in our home town.” 

Perfect Pour Café features gourmet coffee from the area’s most beloved coffee brand Utica Coffee, beer, wine and spirits from several local wineries, breweries and distilleries, including Middle Ages Brewing, and handmade sandwiches made fresh daily.


Point Place Casino’s new café is a continuation of significant investments made by the Oneida Indian Nation into the property, which recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary. In those three years, Point Place Casino has expanded its gaming floor twice, added The Lounge with Caesars Sports, the extremely popular sports book, and is now opening the new Perfect Pour Café.

“Grand openings are always a special celebration in Central New York, and the opening of Perfect Pour Café means that much more as it signifies the beginning of our collective recovery,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “Perfect Pour Café is a unique destination for guests to enjoy some much needed time with friends, while still remaining safe.”

The innovative drink and cocktail menu at Perfect Pour Café includes “The Dude from Dublin,” a fresh cold coffee brew with bourbon and topped with cream and “Barista’s Brew,” a fresh cold coffee brew, mixed with Patron XO Café, Frangelico, Disaronno and black walnut bitters and cream. Developed by the same award-winning culinary team at Turning Stone, the food and pastry menu at the new café features salads including Smoked Turkey Cobb, Arugula Cauliflower Rice and Grilled Chicken and an assortment of freshly made sandwiches such as Chimichurri Chicken with spinach, pepper Jack cheese in a wrap, a Cuban with slicked pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles, and a Balsamic Chicken with arugula, mozzarella, on multigrain ciabatta bread.

For more information about Point Place Casino’s Perfect Pour Café and complete menus, click HERE.


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