It’s all about the fun

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Business in Mesquite has had its ups and down for the past seven years, since the big recession hit in 2009 and the economy tanked in a big way. For a business to survive any amount of time after that can hint that there is something better for the future.

Such is the case with many businesses in Mesquite who have come and laid roots in this quaint little town that is growing slowly again after years of plummeting population and businesses that chose to close up shop or just go somewhere else.

For the Stateline Casino, though, it has survived it all.

Current owners Kurt and Kent Slight have owned the small bar for eight years now, including the RV Park that sits behind the motel. While it isn’t their only business venture, some may say it just might be the most successful.

“We’re all about fun here,” said Kurt. “If you’re not having fun, then what’s the point?”

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Closure, The Band, played for a full crowd last Saturday night at Stateline Casino as they celebrated eight years at their annual anniversary party. The band, from St. George, Utah, plays in Mesquite several times a year with a wide variety of music from Country to Rock and everything in between. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

At Saturday’s celebration, fun was the main item on the menu. With a nearly packed house, supporters of Stateline were entertained by the band Closure, which hails from St. George, Utah. Some took their chances on the machines while others played a game of pool or shuffleboard. For years, Stateline has been the only place in Mesquite to play pool.

Stateline is also kicking off their ninth year with a new tenant in the restaurant section of the establishment. Thanks to Troy Erickson, The Pit Crew Grill has been open for a little over a month and seems to be doing well. This is the fourth restaurant that has been in the location since the Slights took over in 2008. Currently, they offer specialty items and typical bar food menu items. So far, the response from the patrons has been quite positive.

“We really want to thank everyone for coming in, we’re looking forward to many more years to come here in Mesquite,” said Kurt. “We couldn’t have done any of this without the great staff we have here at Stateline.”

As things start to slow down for the summer months as the snowbirds leave Mesquite, Stateline will still be offering their Dart League every other Wednesday as well as Pool Tournaments. They also provide some karaoke fun on Friday nights starting at 9 p.m.

For more information on all they have to offer, stop by 490 W. Mesquite Boulevard anytime or call 702-346-5752.

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