We knew that it would take a while for the Wynn Casino Resort in Boston would take a long time to prepare even before construction started. Steve Wynn knew better than most – he also knew the potential of this coveted Massachusetts site.
In April, after filling more than 8,800 truckloads and 4,300 rail cars over seven months, Wynn Boston Harbor finished its excavation of contaminated soil at its construction site in Everett, “one of the largest and most complex urban construction excavations in recent New
England history.” The resort is still expected to open in summer of 2019.
More progress was made in the legislature. As reported in the Everett Independent, “The push by Wynn Boston Harbor to include a 4 a.m. liquor license for casinos in the State Budget paid off Monday, July 17, when Gov. Charlie Baker signed off on a budget that included the special license in an “Outside Area” of the budget. The 4 a.m.-license in the budget does not yet mean Wynn is free and clear to get the extended license – which goes beyond the normal 2 a.m. closing by two hours, but requires anyone drinking in those hours to be actively playing a casino game.”
Financial analysts The Motley Fool recently reported that “Just a few quarters ago, Wynn was planning on spending $1.9 billion to $2.1 billion on building its new Wynn Boston Harbor resort, but the budget has recently expanded to $2.4 billion. Management pointed to higher-than-expected sub-contractor bidding and the addition of more convention space as reasons for the higher budget.”
At least Everett will be getting more than expected, instead of cutbacks in original plans as with another Massachusetts casino project. The site in Everett is a 10 minute ride from Logan International Airport, which along with Boston’s rich history, cuisine, shopping, and arts and entertainment options, will likely make Wynn Boston Harbor a destination for visitors from around the globe, which will also be good for all of New England.
OnlinePokerReport reports that “The Wynn Boston Harbor complex will include all the bells and whistles Wynn properties are famous for, including:
- A five-star hotel with 671 rooms
- 56,602 square feet of retail space
- Ten restaurants, dining options, and bars
- A 2,931 attached, underground parking garage on site and another 800 parking spots offsite
- Full service spa and gym
- A multi-use convention space
- Outdoor space
- An indoor garden
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Go to RED CARD to sign up. 2019 will be here before you know it!