Ground Breaking for New Dodge City Development

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February 17, 2016 Jamie Tatge 913-220-2658

GROUND BREAKING FOR THE NEW DODGE CITY HERITAGE DISTRICT REDEVELOPMENT THE LEISURE GROUP OF COMPANIES AND LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS TO CELEBRATE GROUNDBREAKING – GUYMON PETRO BAR & GRILL, HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND FORT DODGE RV RESORT.

The Leisure Group of Companies, a Kansas City based hotel and resort management, construction and development group, announced its latest project in Dodge City Kansas. Dodge City officials will join the investment and development partners of Inn Vestments II, LLC; Emprise Bank, and the Leisure Group to celebrate ground breaking of the Heritage District Improvements which includes the new Guymon Petro Bar & Grill, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and the Fort Dodge RV Resort adjacent to the City’s new 16 million dollar water park the Long Branch Lagoon on March 2, 2016 at 2pm.

Steve Olson the CEO for the Leisure Group stated “Our team has worked closely with the City to develop this exciting project over the past two years. Without the city, county and state assistance, these projects would not be possible. These projects are a result of a unique public/private partnership to revitalize the historic downtown area south of Boot Hill that will bring additional opportunities for employment and redevelopment as well as increase tourism to the City”. With the help of Star Bond funding, Dodge City has partnered with the Leisure group and its investment partners in addition to funding from Emprise Bank to bring this multi-faceted project to the Heritage District within Dodge City.

The Leisure Group has also announced that it has signed contracts for services with the following service providers:

Built by Leisure Construction, headed by Jay Brooks of Kansas City, was awarded the general contractor for the project. Leisure Hotels and Resorts, a Kansas based hospitality management company, headed by Jamie Tatge of Nisswa Minnesota its President, will manage the day to day operations of the new hotel, campground and restaurant projects in Dodge City.

Emprise Bank of Wichita, Kansas has provided financing for the entire development project.

The three projects being developed, constructed, and managed by the Leisure Group include:

Fort Dodge RV Resort located at 701 Park St. The campground will be equipped with the state of the art amenities and services for the today’s RVers and camping minded families. The resort will feature such amenities as on line reservations and payment services from your cell phone. A full service RV store on premise, laundry, pull through RV stalls, ten 2-bedroom cabins, 68 RV sites, and 20 tent sites with all sites having electric with 30 and 50 amp service, free wireless internet, water and sewer access. The facility will also feature a clubhouse with showers, laundry, a retail store, and an underground storm shelter for 110 people. The camp ground will be adjacent to the city’s new water park as well as the city park which offers a playground, dog walking area, and the City’s zoo. The Fort Dodge RV Resort is scheduled to open in June 2016.

Guymon Petro Bar & Grill, formerly The Guymon Petro building located at 301 4th Ave., is being converted from a warehouse to a 170 seat casual restaurant and bar featuring live entertainment. The facility will also house 4,000 sq. ft. of banquet facilities that will be used to host social functions such as weddings and business meetings. It is currently scheduled to open in August 2016.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel, located at 201 4th Ave., will have 93 guest rooms, an indoor swimming pool and a small meeting room and is scheduled to open February 2017.

The Leisure Group of Companies partners with the following companies:

Leisure Hotels & Resorts is a management company that specializes in hotels, resorts, restaurants and bars, campgrounds and convention center management.
Built by Leisure Construction management specializes in commercial construction projects as well as residential construction within the Kansas City Area.
Lacuna Creative is a web site design and Internet based marketing and social networking company.
Leisure Real Estate Advisors provides commercial brokerage services for hotels and resorts located throughout the US.

To learn more about the Leisure Group of Companies, click on “Our Partners” at www.leisuregroupofcompanies.com

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Jay Brooks
Vice President
Built By Leisure
913.220.2662

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Jamie Tatge
President
Leisure Hotels
913.220.2658

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Steve Olson
Chief Exec. Officer
Leisure Development
913.961.1811

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David Hodge
Senior VP of Corporate Lending
Emprise Bank
316.383.8526

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Katie Brooks
CEO
Lacuna Creative
913.961.7140

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Brent Jaynes
Partner
Leisure Real Estate Advisors
913.894.5252

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