Slots parlor in Danvers seems unlikely

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DANVERS — The Cordish Companies of Baltimore has not approached the town about opening a slots parlor at Liberty Tree Mall since first floating the idea with local officials in January, Town Manager Wayne Marquis said.

“They haven’t been in touch with us recently,” Marquis said Monday.

The company met informally with the town after applying to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for the state’s sole license to operate a slots parlor.

But after some Danvers officials and residents publicly expressed opposition , Cordish canceled a public meeting to discuss the plan.

“They were concerned it might be premature,” Marquis said. “And, as things went on, they just focused on other communities.”

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