Morning Headlines: Casino License Bidders Will Get Last 15 Minutes Before the Board

Tower Entertainment's proposed casino, the Provence at

Tower Entertainment’s proposed casino, the Provence at Broad and Callowhill
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Tomorrow morning, four of the five contenders for Philadelphia’s second casino license will appear one more time before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Each will have 15 minutes to sum up why they should get it, while opponents will have equal time to say why they shouldn’t.

Challenging the Provence proposal are three groups: the Congregation Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, the Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School and the Friends Select School. They cite traffic issues as their reason for opposition. Meanwhile, protesting all the applicants is SugarHouse, which says existing area casinos would suffer financially if a new one is born.

The meeting will be webcast live here at 10am.

As a refresher, below is a list of the bidders with their proposed projects and locations that will testify.

  • Tower Entertainment: The Provence — Broad and Callowhill streets
  • Market East Associates: Market 8 — 8th and Market streets
  • PA Gaming Ventures: Hollywood Casino — 700 Packer Ave
  • PHL Local Gaming: Casino Revolution — 3333 S. Front Street

Casino applicants get another 15 minutes before the PGCB Wednesday [PlanPhilly]

Moving onto more property news…

Market East tower won’t be an eye-catcher [Inquirer]

Walnut Street building sells for $5M [Philadelphia Business Journal]

Claridge Hotel in AC sold, will run without casino []

Mayor Nutter Announces Restoration of East Park Canoe House on Kelly Drive [City of Philadelphia’s News & Alerts]

Developer withdraws proposal for 34-apartment building on 12th Street parking lot [Passyunk Post]

Segal unwraps “a gift to our community” – the Anderson Apartments [Philadelphia Real Estate Blog]