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Local resident Wally Byers is facing uncertainty after his lease on a property where he had been selling sheds and portable buildings was recently terminated.

Interestingly, the termination of its lease coincides with a recent uptick in activity at the property at the south end of US 75.

The "Welcome to Bartlesville" The sign is located directly south of the 15-acre Cherokee Nation Entertainment property.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment purchased 15 acres of land north of the “Welcome to Bartlesville” sign on Bartlesville’s main thoroughfare in August 2022 for $1.2 million.

Out of curiosity, Byers asked the tribe what their plans were at the time.

“I pushed them to find out what they were going to do and they said, ‘Oh, we’re not going to tell you,'” he said.

Looking west at the 15-acre Cherokee Nation Entertainment property from US 75.

But in December, Byers said he was told he had until January to find another location for his business, so he had to look for a new location.

“I’ve been there three years,” Byers said. “I have a pretty good relationship with the Cherokee and have even sold them a few buildings.”

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