An Offer They Did Refuse

Full article atΒ Amsterdam dealt potential fatal blow in bid for casino:

“It is simply not feasible or fair to alter any provision of the [Request for Applications] or make concessions at the request of a bidder,” said Lee Park, board spokesman. “To do so would create an unfair bidding process for every other potential bidder and invalidate the RFA.”

 

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5 Responses

  1. diane says:

    They have reconsidered and will be submitting a bid package after all πŸ™‚

    • TJ Kelley says:

      That coupled with your own pro-development positions on past proposals should make the E27 site a shoe-in. As a company CEO myself, I know Amsterdam to be one of the more supportive communities of outside developers. (insert eye-rolling emoticon here).

  2. Ernie says:

    Sorry, just not seeing a Las Vegas style casino in Amsterdam worth $250. Mil. Econolodge maybe at $50-80 mil. at best w/a farmers market based on the rendition.
    Look Hard Rock Hotel multiple story grand type hotel w/a Mazzone steak house in Rensselare now thats in line with what the State is looking for and Howes Caverns may still propose with a theme park.

    • diane says:

      Mazzone’s has said they will put a restaurant in any of the locations πŸ™‚

      • TJ Kelley says:

        Diane’s a restaurant critic & promoter now too!
        Well, if anyone can pull off a 24/7 buffet and dollar shrimp cocktails it’s the Mazzone Group; interested in expanding influence with sub-par service. The last time I patronized 677 Prime, I ordered a Kettle One martini: NO Kettle One, NO Belvedere. Was forced to settle for Stoli-Elite for $22 a martini. My last time was my last time.

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