Car dealership: Gaming proposal

Dwight Nelson brought a proposal to Selma City Council to convert banquet facilities at his Spike N’ Rail restaurant into a gaming card room. Use of the facilities is down and he’d rather make use of the space to bring jobs, recreation and potentially thousands to the City’s general fund. “I’ve looked at this for a long time and it’s a good thing for Selma,” he said.

SELMA – Long-time car dealership owner Dwight Nelson has an idea he thinks will not only add an estimated 100 new jobs to Selma, but could also bring in thousands of dollars in taxes for the city’s general fund.

At the June 17 Selma City Council meeting, Nelson shared his idea to convert 4,000 square feet of banquet facilities of his Spike N’ Rail Restaurant into gaming rooms, as usage of them has declined over the years, he said.

“Twenty-five years ago, having banquets inside was the thing to do. Over the years, that’s changed now where a lot of banquets and weddings are held outside in destination locations. [The banquet rooms] do provide a service [but] the banquet facilities have not been very busy for us.”

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