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Old 06-10-2019, 10:53 AM   #2181
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

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I sympathize with displaced Wellington garage Parkers:why isn't it a "rule" that parking so close to a T is somehow reserved for T users?

Or why wasn't the casino asked to build / add instead of outbidding existing commuters?

Imagine, for example, if they had been allowed to "private train" some of the Orange Line fleet?
For anybody unfamiliar, this lot is the garage across the 1/5 mile skybridge. The Wellington parking lot, directly next to the station, still has capacity. The garage has 8 floors, and the very top 2 are leased by the MBTA. You can park for $1 cheaper per day in the MBTA section, but you have to drive all the way to the top. The MBTA section is not changing according to the sign on the door, just the Pilgrim Open Parking section. The complaints are from those who like covered parking on the bottom floors.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:59 PM   #2182
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

From 6/7.

IMG_2097 by David Z, on Flickr

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Old 06-12-2019, 11:35 AM   #2183
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

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I sympathize with displaced Wellington garage Parkers:why isn't it a "rule" that parking so close to a T is somehow reserved for T users?

Or why wasn't the casino asked to build / add instead of outbidding existing commuters?

Imagine, for example, if they had been allowed to "private train" some of the Orange Line fleet?
Because it's the God Damn free F'ing market, dude!! Do you really think government should be micromanaging parking garage operators, of all people, to that level?!
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:32 PM   #2184
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

There are tons of (empty) Encore busses driving around Everett and the surrounding area all the time. It looks like they are practicing. They definitely will have a big fleet when it opens.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:56 PM   #2185
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Don't know if it is true or not, but I heard that the June 19th opening may be delayed for about a month. Something to do with former CEO Steve Wynn & the scandal that he was involved in.
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According to the website it will be June 23rd.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:08 PM   #2187
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

According to this CW article today, there's a testing open period next week:
https://commonwealthmagazine.org/gam...ld-be-problem/

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On Wednesday, the commission voted 4-0 (Commissioner Gayle Cameron was not at the meeting) to give Encore a provisional OK to open for testing next week. Encore will open for test runs on June 17, 19, and 20 with profits being donated to charity.

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