Mass. town rejects slots parlor bidAP , Associated Press
Jul. 2, 2013 11:14 AM ET
SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A Maryland company interested in developing a slots parlor in Massachusetts is still looking for a place where they can build.
Selectmen in Salisbury voted 3-2 on Monday night against entering into negotiations with the Cordish Companies.
The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/17EmObT ) reports that the vote followed an elaborate presentation by the firm of its proposal, which included a 120,000-square-foot slots parlor, three restaurants, a theater and a parking garage.
Selectmen who voted against talks with the company cited the short time frame involved in reaching an agreement and scheduling a referendum. Applicants have until Oct. 4 to apply to the Massachusetts gambling commission for the single slot parlor license available under the state's 2011 casino law.
Officials in Boxborough previously rejected Cordish's bid to locate there.
Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com