Route 66 Casino Hotel

We have been working with the Route 66 Casino on numerous projects since 2004. Our first project was renovating the original buffet which was replaced with he 500-seat, internationally themed Buffet 66 with seven action stations.

Several years later the casino expanded in multiple directions and we designed the display cooking and bar for the Thunder Road Steakhouse and Cantina. A 1950’s Chevy Police cruiser sits atop the bar and rises into the ceiling to reveal the band on the stage below.

Other additions included the 360 Lounge in the center of the expanded slot area; the Irish Themed Poker Pub; new snack bars for the Bingo Hall and Casino; and remodeled employee dining room to accommodate new staff.

Our most recent work is the popular Envy Lounge featuring the latest in sound and light systems as well as several bars to provide individual cocktails as well as bottle service for VIP guests.


Location: Minneapolis, MN
Opening Date: 2004-2012
Owner: Laguna Pueblo Tribe


Steakhouse & Cantina
Casino Snack Bar
Bingo Snack Bar
Production Kitchen Renovations
Casino Bar
Poker Room Bar
Night Club Bars
Employee Dining Room

“frk has had the good fortune to with Rippe Associates for more than 20 years on many projects together. Our focus is the K-12 market and we have always appreciated the deep knowledge base, attention to detail, and extensive experience the team at Rippe Associate provides for educational design. We have also greatly valued the professional, yet personal approach, their designers take with our clients. When working with Rippe, we are always confident the project will be a success!”

Thomas C. Wollan, AIA, LEED AP

Partner at frk architects + engineers

“When it comes to dietary planning, Rippe is always first on my list when team building. They have a strong understanding of all the issues, are creative problem solvers, and are consistent with their execution.”

Daniel J. Rectenwald, AIA, ACHA, NCARB

Vice President, Principal at HGA

"The development of Elmhurst Hospital’s replacement campus was complex. The Rippe team supported our vision to transform healthcare foodservice. The result was exceptional reviews from our patients and staff, along with a facility that supported efficient operations."

David E. Reeves

Past President of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)

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