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Jul 19, 2017

MGM Springfield Breaks Ground on Commonwealth’s First Destination Casino Resort

MGM Resorts International today hosted the groundbreaking of MGM Springfield, an approximately $800 million casino resort slated to open in fall 2017 in Downtown Springfield. The event marked the start of the construction phase of this unique urban mixed-use development, the Commonwealth’s first destination casino resort.

Jul 19, 2017

MGM Springfield: GM Alex Dixon Gets to Work Building a Culture

Alex Dixon, a self-described third-generation casino worker, has assumed the duties of general manager of the $950 million MGM Springfield resort casino complex. This is a large job with a broad set of responsibilities that he boils down to creating a winning culture.

Oct 07, 2016

A Springfield Revival?

Railcar manufacturing, a casino, and other changes are creating optimism.

Aug 31, 2016

RMV Headed for a New Home at Springfield Plaza

On behalf of Albany Road Real Estate Partners and the Davenport Companies, CBRE/New England announces that the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has signed a new 17,639 SF lease at Springfield Plaza.

Jul 06, 2016

Partnership between MGM Springfield and Holyoke Community College paves way for free tuition for 50

Fifty Holyoke residents will be admitted at no charge to a new culinary program Holyoke Community College is establishing at the Cubit Building in a three-way agreement among the city, the college and MGM Springfield.

Jun 30, 2016

Springfield Plaza gets new facade, signage, lighting

The Springfield Plaza Shopping Center has received a face lift, in the form of a new facade, signage and lighting, designed to attract customers, increase sales at the stores and improve visibility and safety.

Jun 24, 2016

MGM Springfield completes demolition and facade preservation of United Electric Light building on St

Site preparations for the $950 million MGM Springfield casino are ongoing, although a significant milestone has been reached.

May 31, 2016

Springfield casino seeks to blend into historic downtown

When it opens in 2018, the MGM Resorts casino will make a historical claim hard to imagine amid thousands of flashing, whirling, slot machines: two pre-Civil War US presidents slept here.

Mar 17, 2016

MGM Springfield exceeding diversity targets on construction

MGM Springfield is clearing its diversity targets for construction commitments, officials with the $950 million project told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday.

Feb 02, 2016

Bounce! Trampoline Sports opens brand new park in Springfield Plaza

The owners of the new Bounce! Springfield Trampoline Sports facility in the city say they are catching their new Springfield Plaza neighborhood on the rebound.

Jan 19, 2016

Public gives mostly raves to MGM Springfield casino project in first City Council hearing

Many area residents and representatives of business and labor urged the City Council on Tuesday to support the latest design of the MGM Springfield casino project, including some significant changes that have drawn debate and controversy.

Jun 20, 2014

Congratulations to MGM Springfield

On behalf of your many Massachusetts-based business partners, congratulations on being named the winner of the state’s first resort casino license—an honor three long years in the making!

Jun 13, 2014

MGM Springfield Wins First Casino License in Massachusetts

MGM Resorts International today received a unanimous vote from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) approving an agreement to award MGM Springfield a license to operate a resort casino in Downtown Springfield. This is the first approval of a casino license in the Commonwealth. The Commission’s decision comes after an extensive two-year process of hearings and background investigations culminating in a final week of hearings and deliberations.

May 24, 2014

The Shoppes at Maynard Crossing to be developed on 58 acres — 600,000 s/f mixed-use neighborhood

The Shoppes at Maynard Crossing will be developed on approximately 58 acres just south of the Rte. 27 and Rte. 117 intersection. The project is accessible to Rte. 128 & I-495
via Rte. 117 and Rte. 2 via Rte. 27. The project site is approximately 2.5 miles south of the commuter rail stop in Acton.

Mar 04, 2014

Springfield Plaza under new ownership, due for $4 million to $5 million in renovations

The Springfield Plaza Shopping Center on Liberty Street has been sold for $35 million and the new owners plan on pumping another $4 million to $5 million into renovations.

Apr 26, 2013

MGM Resorts teams with Davenport to create dynamic retail/entertainment district in Springfield

MGM Springfield is partnering with Davenport to lead development of the entertainment, retail, and office components of MGM Springfield. Includes 250-room hotel, 113,000 square feet of retail/restaurants, bowling and movie theater.

Nov 19, 2012

Davenport Companies Works with MGM Resorts in Springfield, MA

When MGM Resorts, a global leader in hospitality and
entertainment, announced plans to bid for the right to
build a casino complex in the historically rich City of
Springfield, Massachusetts, they looked to Davenport
Companies for its deep knowledge of the New England
real estate market.

Feb 25, 2011

Prieto joins Davenport Cos. to start Asset Management Division

Juan Prieto has joined Davenport Companies LLC to start up its Asset Management Division. Prieto will manage assets under contract with Davenport that include grocery anchored retail centers, neighborhood shopping centers, R&D buildings, suburban office and manufacturing buildings.

Feb 04, 2011

Davenport Expands by Creating an Asset Management Division Under Juan Prieto

Juan Prieto has joined Davenport Companies LLC to start up their Asset Management Division.