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Tues. Jan. 9, 2019 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is pleased to announce the opening of Gapi Coffee & Sweets. Located just off the main casino lobby, Gapi offers a wide array of specialty coffee drinks provided by Five Lakes Coffee, hot teas, pastry items and delectable desserts. 

Gapi is the Potawatomi word for coffee. And, this naming initiative by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, owners of FireKeepers Casino Hotel, is part of FireKeepers winning ways.  Incorporating the native language has been a consistent focus in FireKeepers nine years, with an array of restaurant names, including Nibi, Mijem and Chi Mon-ee’s.

The exclusive provider of coffee will be Five Lakes Coffee, a family owned business dedicated to roasting delicious coffee since 2002.  With roots in Sturgis Michigan, the company now owns six locations in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. 

“We were thrilled when we heard FireKeepers chose our coffee to serve at their Battle Creek casino. We look forward to partnering with FireKeepers Casino to bring fresh, small batch coffee to the community,” stated Jared Smith, Five Lakes Co-Founder.

The Gapi menu will include not only coffee drinks, but soups and sandwiches.  The FireKeepers culinary team will unleash a tasty array of in house sweets, from doughnuts, bagels and muffins to ice cream, smoothies and more! Gapi will be open daily from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

“We are excited to partner with Five Lakes Coffee to expand our coffee offerings for our guests.” Stated Kathy George, FireKeepers CEO. “The food and bakery options are also a fantastic addition for guests looking to re-energize.”

FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned multiple awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2018 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. FireKeepers signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.  For more information visit http://www.firekeeperscasino.com.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.