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Oneida Nation adds Perfect Pour Café at Point Place Casino

By Eric Reinhardt (


The Oneida Indian Nation on March 22 formally opened the Perfect Pour Café at Point Place Casino in the Bridgeport area of the town of Sullivan in Madison County. (PHOTO CREDIT: ONEIDA INDIAN NATION)

SULLIVAN, N.Y. — A new coffee house and wine bar called Perfect Pour Café is now operating at Point Place Casino in the Bridgeport area of the town of Sullivan in Madison County. 

The Oneida Indian Nation held a formal-opening ceremony on March 22. Perfect Pour has 10 workers, all of whom are Oneida Nation employees, Joel Barkin, VP of communication for the Oneida Indian Nation, tells CNYBJ in an email. 

Syracuse’s Hayner Hoyt Corporation managed the construction effort, the Oneida Nation said. The planning for the coffee house and wine bar started back in October and construction began in January, according to Barkin.

The café’s design elements were “sourced locally,” including the white marble and tiles for the main coffee bar from Syracuse–based Roma Tiles and the interior and exterior signs created by Canastota–based Victory Signs. 

Sheila Aggarwal, a senior lead interior designer with Zausmer, Frisch, Scruton and Aggarwal of Syracuse, handled the interior design work. 

The café has a menu of gourmet coffee, exclusively from Utica Coffee, coffee-inspired cocktails, wines and beers, as well as handmade pastries and artisan sandwiches from the same award-winning culinary team at Turning Stone.

“Grand openings are always a special celebration in Central New York, and the opening of Perfect Pour Café means that much more as it signifies the beginning of our collective recovery,” Ray Halbritter, CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises and Oneida Indian Nation representative, said. “Perfect Pour Café is a unique destination for guests to enjoy some much needed time with friends, while still remaining safe.”

The new café begins operations not long after Point Place Casino observed its third anniversary. Since opening, Point Place Casino has expanded its gaming floor twice and added a sports book called the Lounge with Caesars Sports, the Oneida Indian Nation noted.                       

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