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East Windsor casino proposal moves forward with permit approval

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The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes released new renderings of the East Windsor Casino (MMCT) The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes released new renderings of the East Windsor Casino (MMCT)
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EAST WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

A proposed casino in East Windsor is moving a step further after receiving a key local permit.

At a special meeting on Tuesday evening, a General Development Plan Special Use permit was approved by the town's Planning and Zoning Commission.

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are hoping to start construction at the old Showcase Cinemas site in the fall.

They recently released renderings of the facility.

The $300 million project includes a nearly 200,000 square foot casino that will span one massive floor, along with a five-story parking garage.

The tribes said they are confident construction will start in the fall and the doors could open as soon as spring 2020.

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