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Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel. Instead, two modest signs bearing the MGM initials are set against a backdrop of low-slung brick and stone facades meant to blend with - not dominate - the historic streetscape of this storied but struggling New England city.
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Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?

6 monthes ago   |   By

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel.
Instead, two modest signs bearing the MGM initials are set against a backdrop of low-slung brick and stone facades meant to blend with - not dominate - the historic streetscape of this storied but struggling New England city.
“That's the thing we're most proud of,” said company president Bill Hornbuckle before casino officials gave The Associated...
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Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?

6 monthes ago   |   By

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel.
Instead, two modest signs bearing the MGM initials are set against a backdrop of low-slung brick and stone facades meant to blend with - not dominate - the historic streetscape of this storied but struggling New England city.
“That's the thing we're most proud of,” said company president Bill Hornbuckle before casino officials gave The Associated...
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Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?

6 monthes ago   |   By

Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower...
Read more ...

 

Can state's first Vegas-style casino spur revival for Springfield?

Can state's first Vegas-style casino spur revival for Springfield?

6 monthes ago   |   By

The casino, hotel, shopping and dining complex spans roughly three city blocks.
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