Mike’s Roast Beef property purchased by Wynn Resorts

By Josh Resnek

Word spread like wild fire around the city and especially among those who frequent Mike’s Roast Beef when it was announced that the property has apparently been purchased by Wynn Resorts.

When Wynn Resorts started buying up properties on lower Broadway some years back, Mike’s steadfastly held firm.

The owners would not sell.

However all this changed last week when real estate transactions indicated that Mike’s Roast Beef had sold its land to Wynn Resorts for a reported $5.5 million.

Reports circulated Friday that Mike’s would remain open for an unspecified amount of time and that’s whatever is going to change as a result of the sale, would not be happening overnight.

Mike’s employees, none of whom wish to be on the record, were surprised by reports the land had been sold.

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Encore Boston Harbor Opening Day Visitors Heed “Why Drive?” Message, Choose Transit

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The water taxi delivers guest to the casino.
(Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

New Encore transportation services made hundreds of trips throughout first day of resort operations

Visitors to Encore Boston Harbor’s grand opening day arrived via public and shared transportation in significant numbers, the Five-Star resort announced this afternoon. Guests from GreaterBoston, Eastern Massachusetts, and out of state took advantage of the MBTA, shuttles, ferries, ride share,and bike share to enjoy the resort while minimizing impacts on the surrounding community.

“This morning demonstrated that guests will leave their cars at home if they have access to modern and convenient choices,” said Robert DeSalvio, president of Encore Boston Harbor. “In the days ahead, we will continue to monitor traffic closely, but today we want to thank our visitors who embraced alternatives. Dozens of federal, state, and local agencies collaborated with us on plans, and the early results show greatpromise for the long term.”

Encore Boston Harbor has introduced new, high-quality services connecting the resort to both offsite parking locations as well as the MBTA system. These services extend throughout the region and run day and night. Resort guests on the first day arrived via public and shared transportation services, including the suite of new services developed by Encore Boston Harbor. Encore Shuttles from Wellington and Malden Center MBTA stations; Premium Harbor Shuttles from Long Wharf and World Trade Center; and Premium Motor Coaches from Rockland, Millbury, and Londonderry made hundreds of trips throughout the day.

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DiDomenico Secures $4.5 Million for Everett in Economic Development Bill

Last week, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature passed a sweeping $1 billion Economic Development Bill, calling for targeted investments in workforce training programs and job creation through ambitious public infrastructure projects. Senator DiDomenico led a number of amendments to the Senate version of the bill, and secured $4.5 million for infrastructure improvement projects for the city of Everett in the nal version of the bill that was passed by the Legislature. In addition, Senator DiDomenico also secured an additional $4.5 million for the Beacham Street project in Chelsea that will bene t many Everett residents traveling through this important corridor.

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