Tribe Hopes to Revitalize South Tulsa Shopping Entertainment Center

JENKS, Okla. (AP) – Almost two years ago, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation purchased a largely empty shopping center.

RiverWalk Crossing wasn’t always that way. Shortly after it opened in January 2005 along the west bank of the Arkansas River in Jenks, the center was filled with restaurants, knick-knack stores, a coffee shop, bars and an arcade.

During warm weather, the patio areas bustled with people of all ages. Some hopped from store to store; others lingered ...

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Embraces River

By Emily Ramsey
Managing Editor

As summer approaches, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger is preparing to see the RiverWalk Crossing come to life.

Since the tribe purchased the riverfront development in 2012, Tiger has been putting the pieces together to bring the area back to its former heyday.

Part of that plan is bringing entertainment and activities to the area over the summer months, featuring music acts and art events; the other part is finding tenants to fill the center. “We’re in ...

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