Wynn Boston Harbor – Green Light Means Go!

Waste Site for the expected Wynn Casino

Waste Site for the expected Wynn Casino

Somerville & Everett Massachusetts sit side by side north of Boston, with only a river in between.  It can take 30 minutes to go up I93 from Logan to either city on a good day – about 5 – 10 miles! Last Wednesday I went to see the Red Sox beat the SF Giants, and all I can say is “Thank God for the “T” (subway.)

I can understand Somerville’s traffic concerns, but that’s where Mayor Curatone and I go our separate ways.  NETG has been pleading to get Wynn’s casino project going.  After the preliminary report earlier this week, Martin Suuberg, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, issued a decision Friday upholding the award of a public waterways license to the Las Vegas-based company in January.  Finally, Steve Wynn can start construction on its nearly $2 billion Boston-area casino called Wynn Boston Harbor.

Oh, did I mention that the city of Somerville already has four other legal actions pending, including a challenge to the company’s gambling license, awarded in 2014?

Instead of rehashing what has been in the paper or on the inter-web concerning the problems, let’s turn to what Wynn Boston Harbor will be in 2019.

Wynn Boston Harbor

Wynn Boston Harbor

Wynn’s luxurious five-star Hotel will have over 600 rooms.

Deluxe Resort rooms average 700 sq. ft., which will be the largest standard hotel room size in Boston.

Dining will include 4 gourmet restaurants, a buffet, & sports bar.

Luxury Shops – Retail that most of window shop at but don’t buy anything in.

Rendering of an inside Garden, reminiscent of Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Rendering of an inside Garden, reminiscent of Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Two large indoor gardens

A five-star spa

imagesA lobby that will feature a 2,000-pound sculpture of Popeye by artist Jeff Koons, which Steve Wynn purchased at auction for $28.2 million specifically for the Wynn Boston Harbor location.

Public amenities of the year-round harborwalk will include a picnic park, paths for bikers and pedestrians, viewing decks, waterfront dining and retail,a performance lawn, floral displays, and boat docks.Wynn-Everett-Rendering

Oh, and a casino.

So, let the clean-up resume, Mayor Curatone.  If you’re a betting man, I’d take the the over (Wynn Boston Harbor completed) if I were you.




3 thoughts on “Wynn Boston Harbor – Green Light Means Go!

  1. binbin415 says:

    That’s a great point. I visited Mystic Lake along time ago, liked it except for the video poker. I think I will check up on all the bus possibilities for all 7 in New England, starting with Plainville. Thanks!

  2. Monika M. Wahi, MPH, CPH says:

    Hi there, thanks again for a great post. My main frustration is that the casinos in NE do not have any good setup for transportation. In Minneapolis where I am from, they have a free bus every day from downtown to Mystic Lake Casino and back (1 hour away) which I used to take. Plainville does not even host one bus. These casinos should host busses – at least, the Wynn should host a shuttle from the Blue Line to the casino when they open. If Plainville had a regular bus route like Mystic Lake (leave downtown at 5pm, return to downtown by midnight, weekedays with extras on weekends), I’d take it!

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