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Baltimore Co. Eyes Liberty Tree Mall as Possible Site for Slots Parlor

One of the three applicants for a slots parlor in the state is looking at Liberty Tree Mall, several town officials have told the Boston Globe.

The Liberty Tree Mall, just over the line in Danvers, is being considered by a Baltimore-based developer as a potential site for a large slots parlor.

The plan was one of the last-minute submissions to state officials last week to meet the application deadline for slots parlors, the Boston Globe reports.

The plan calls for 1,200 slots in a 50,000-square-foot complex that would be open 24 hours a day, reports the Globe.

PPE Casino Resorts is one of three applicants for the state's lone slots parlor license and the last - and least known - of the three applicants. The other two applications are for locations on the South Coast.

While the three locations for resort casinos are constrained by the three regions set out in the 2011 casino legislation, the one slots parlor can be located anywhere, Steve Crosby, chairman of the state Gaming Commission said in a speech at Danversport Yacht Club last year.

The company wants to build the parlor on the rear of the mall, where Marshalls and the food court are located, the Globe reported.

Also in that area of the mall is a vacant former Sports Authority store.

Sports Authority moved in October from the rear of the mall to near the front of the mall. The former space has been empty since then.

What do you think? Is the Liberty Tree Mall a good place for a slots parlor? Let us know in the comments.

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