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Salisbury selectmen reject slots parlor

SALISBURY — A Maryland company interested in developing a slots parlor in Massachusetts is still looking for a place where it can build.

Selectmen in Salisbury voted, 3 to 2, on Monday night against entering into neg- otiations with Cordish Companies.

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The Eagle-Tribune reported that the vote followed an elaborate presentation by the firm of its proposal, which included a 120,000-square-foot slots parlor, three restaurants, a theater, as well as a parking garage.

Selectmen who voted against holding talks with the company cited the short time frame involved in reaching an agreement and scheduling a referendum.

Applicants have until Oct. 4 to apply to the Massachusetts gambling commission for the single slot parlor license available under the state’s 2011 casino law.

Officials in Boxborough previously rejected Cordish’s overtures.

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