SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) –, We know that a casino is coming to the City of Springfield, now MGM is revealing new details about the businesses that will be inside. Mgm casino.
MGM representatives told 22News they can’,t reveal the names of any specific stores or restaurants, but they did say a lot of businesses are interested. MGM’,s original host agreement with the city guarantees 48,000 square feet of restaurant space inside.
22News asked people what they’,d like to see go into the casino. “,I would like it to reflect what we have as part of our downtown population. Some higher end options but definitely incorporating local businesses options for cultural integration and well as entertainment and conference venues,”, said Jackie Bouchereau of Springfield.
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In a statement from MGM spokesperson Carole Brennan, she said, “,MGM Springfield is committed to bringing quality dining, retail and entertainment to the South End of Springfield, as we do all over the world. We have had many preliminary conversations with well-known operators and brands that want to come to Springfield…,”,
“,I’,d like to keep it as local as possible. The national chains, I think they get enough business as they are now. Venues that would provide a lot of different music. Things that would provide a nice complement to what you might find in Northampton,”, said Ken LeBlond who works in Springfield.
Besides restaurants and shops, MGM will build a movie theater, bowling alley, and an ice skating rink. MGM said more specific details will be unveiled in the coming months about the restaurants, stores and entertainment that people can expect.
The casino is expected to open by the summer of 2017.
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