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Rotterdam mall fate is a lesson for casino supporters

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Rotterdam mall fate is a lesson for casino supporters Legislators in Schenectady County should look at the history of Rotterdam Square mall as they make decisions on casinos. The current condition of the mall should serve as a warning about the promises of big developers. Think back to the days when the Rotterdam Square mall was being proposed. Wilmorite Corp. touted the long-term economic benefits. Legislators rushed to support the mall despite public opposition. Some ...

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June 23, 2014
10:13 p.m.

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If you want to know what a casino will do for a city, go to Atlantic City, NJ. The casinos there are dumps. Promised economic development from casinos in Atlantic City did not materialize and it too became a dump.

June 28, 2014
4:02 p.m.

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I have bicycled around in Atlantic City, and while it is not the nicest city, it still looks a heck of a lot better than Schenectady does now.
But I will agree that we should not develop the Alco site as a casino...
If we can FRACK it instead.