Food · Fresno

Drinks on the Table? New Table Mountain casino opens the door for booze

Table Mountain Casino and Resort, long the lone dry tribal casino in Central California, may soon be serving up cocktails and other alcohol.

The Fresno Business Journal reports Monday that the casino began the process of transferring a liquor license from now-closed River Park-based Yoshino Japanese Restaurant in late July, the day after it opened its new casino resort.

The paper, citing records with the Fresno County Recorder’s Office, said the license was sold from the shuttered teppanyaki restaurant to the casino for $30,000.

The process for the license transfer to complete, ABC representatives told the pub, vary depending on the situation.

“Usually it takes a couple months for the license to issue. But this one might be a little more complex,” Jason Montgomery told the pub.

The liquor license complements and expanded casino that now hosts four restaurants – Eagles Landing Stakehouse, Sukai Teppanyaki Grill, and Blue Oak Grille – along with a food court.

The liquor licensing agency said it was unclear where the casino will serve alcohol.

Les Hubbard is a contributing reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun.