With Phase 1 of Gov. Ned Lamont’s reopening plan underway, business owners across the state have their eyes set on the next phase of reopening, which Lamont just scheduled for three days earlier than expected, June 17. Phase 2 will allow hotels, gyms, spas, outdoor amusement parks, movie theaters to ...
Benedict Predicts the Fall of Foxwoods
WEST HARTFORD – At a breakfast organized by the Yankee Institute, author Jeff Benedict predicted the eventual collapse of Foxwoods as one of Connecticut’s most lucrative enterprises.
Courant reporter Rick Green covered the event held at Rockledge Country Club in West Hartford:
The big question will be whether foreign bankers — who have financed the casino’s striking success and who now watching as the Mashantuckets are unable to pay back hundreds of millions of dollars in loans — will be able to take control of a casino on American soil.
Benedict’s book “Without Reservation” was a revealing look inside the creation and organization of the Mashentucket Pequots, the group that built Foxwoods Casino and Resort in southeastern Connecticut.
**Meghan Portfolio contributed to this article** Amanda Roos never got to open her brand-new Painted Goddess Salon in Monroe. Her new beauty and hairdressing business was ready to open its doors on March 20, the same day Gov. Ned Lamont announced a shutdown of non-essential businesses, including hair and nail ...