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February 13, 2006 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Fans of treasured cult artists like Steve Wynn face a dilemma: Rail against an indifferent universe in which one so obviously deserving has remained unrewarded for so long? Or clam up and enjoy the privilege of being among the favored few to witness another ripping live show in the intimate confines of one more undersized rock club? On Saturday, the setting was the upstairs stage at the World Caf? Live. The venue, sizable by Wynn's standards, was almost full despite the snowflakes swirling outside on Walnut Street.
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November 13, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
STEVE WYNN, the casino developer who came to Philly in 2010 talking up a flashy riverfront project but then abruptly dropped those plans, has done it again. Wynn, citing the approval of casino gambling in New York, said yesterday that he is withdrawing his application to build a casino and entertainment complex on 60 acres along the Delaware River in Fishtown. Wynn was one of six bidders in November 2012 for the city's second casino license. His first foray into Philly's casino market in 2010 lasted just six weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1999 | By Fred Beckley, FOR THE INQUIRER
If there's a band you don't know, Steve Wynn has probably played with it. In 1981, the former Suspect and Long Ryder formed his most famously unfamous foursome, Dream Syndicate. More heard-of than heard, the Los Angeles-based pillar of the paisley underground made five studio albums for as many labels but didn't survive the decade. Along the way, Wynn, Green on Red's Dan Stuart, and a few friends presaged Golden Smog with the lighthearted, loosely collaborative Danny and Dusty. In the '90s, Wynn has punctuated catch-as-catch-can solo projects with three albums for as many labels in Gutterball, an off-brand super-group that includes folks from House of Freaks and the Long Ryders.
NEWS
November 9, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Steve Wynn has become the third contender to offer to build a casino and hotel in Philadelphia, on a 60-acre site on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown that he described as "delicious. " The chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd., which has casino-hotels in Las Vegas and Macau, said in an interview Thursday that he would apply for the city's second license with the state Gaming Control Board by the deadline of next Thursday. The company, he added, has turned over to the Nutter administration a required report on the local impact of the proposed project.
NEWS
November 10, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steve Wynn has become the third contender to offer to build a casino and hotel in Philadelphia, on a 60-acre site on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown that he described as "delicious. " The chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd., which has casino-hotels in Las Vegas and Macau, said in an interview Thursday that he would apply for the city's second license with the state Gaming Control Board by the deadline of next Thursday. The company, he added, has turned over to the Nutter administration a required report on the local impact of the proposed project.
NEWS
July 4, 1996 | By Chris Mondics and Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer staff writer Mark Davis contributed to this article
In a bid to spur a new wave of casino construction, Gov. Whitman yesterday approved a $330 million tunnel and road construction project for Atlantic City that she said meets casino developer Steve Wynn's demand that the state improve access to the city's Marina district. The proposal would require that Wynn, who had insisted on substantial road improvements before going ahead with a $2 billion casino project, contribute at least $55 million to the cost of the improvements. Wynn, who had insisted earlier that the state pick up the tab, had issued no response to Whitman's announcement as of 11 last night.
NEWS
April 30, 2010 | By Jennifer Lin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was a last-ditch effort, and the investors behind the Foxwoods Casino knew it. They have had no money, no design, no project, since Las Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn left them at the altar on April 8. In a compromise worked out by lawyers for Foxwoods and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in the last few days, the partners agreed to come up with all the ingredients for a new project in 180 days - or forfeit their license, plus the $50 million they...
NEWS
July 30, 1998 | By Stephan Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The luminous glass mosaic by Maxfield Parrish and Louis Comfort Tiffany, whose sale and imminent removal from the Curtis Center have generated mounting concern and protest around the city, is staying right where it is - facing the cool and quiet lobby of the historic building at Walnut and Sixth Streets. In a dramatic City Hall news conference yesterday afternoon, Mayor Rendell reported that casino mogul Steve Wynn, an up-to-now anonymous buyer of the mural from the estate of developer John W. Merriam, was folding his hand.
NEWS
May 25, 1990 | By David Johnston, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jack Bona, 55, has never been charged with a crime. No jury has ever heard his case. But today he begins his ninth month behind bars in the Atlantic County jail. He may spend the rest of his life there. "I'm in debtors' prison," Bona said in an interview, with a guard watching him as carefully as if he were one of the rapists, bandits or other violent criminals with whom he is incarcerated. "This is unreal," Bona added. "This is America in the 20th century, not Dickens' England.
NEWS
October 22, 1998 | By Inga Saffron, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Steve Wynn stepped onto the casino floor of his just-opened Bellagio hotel on Sunday night like Moses arriving at the bank of the Red Sea. The expectant throng of tanned, tuxedoed and sequinned players duly parted. But Las Vegas' best-known gaming operator did not stop to speak to his minions or inspect his lavish new money pit. Wynn did not break stride. He kept right on going without a nod for the $1,000-a-bet blackjack tables or the shining acres of slots. These days, the biggest high roller in town has things on his mind besides gambling.
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July 26, 2014 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the veteran rockers who make up the Baseball Project first got together, their ambitions were pretty modest. "Once Scott [McCaughey] and I decided we were going to write those songs . . . we just wanted to get them recorded and maybe, maybe, just maybe put them out on a 100-LP vinyl release," Steve Wynn recalls. "We felt a calling, a need, a compulsion to have these songs exist, and we didn't even have a band name when we made the [first] record," says the former leader of the Dream Syndicate, who now fronts the Miracle 3. "If you had told me in 2007 that we would still be doing this and touring and on our third record, I would have been surprised and delighted.
NEWS
June 27, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ATLANTIC CITY - As rumors swept through this beleaguered gambling resort that casino titan Steve Wynn is poised to rescue Revel Casino-Hotel from almost-certain extinction, about 2,100 employees at Showboat Atlantic City found themselves on the brink of unemployment. According to a union official, workers at the 27-year-old gambling den on the Boardwalk's eastern end will receive letters today stating the intention of corporate parent Caesars Entertainment of Las Vegas to close the Showboat by summer's end. The notices are required under a federal law that mandates businesses with more than 500 employees give such information at least 60 days in advance.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports that filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and Starz are bringing an anthology series of "The Girlfriend Experience," based on Soderbergh's 2009 film of the same name, to cable. The movie starred porn's Sasha Gray as a pricey Manhattan escort. The series will offer 13 episodes about 13 different women in 13 different cities, possibly getting paid for 13 different positions. Writing and directing will be indie filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz . Co-executive producer Philip Fleishman said in a statement, "Many of these women are extremely accomplished.
NEWS
November 27, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
DAN KEATING, a general in the army that casino developer Steve Wynn assembled to win a Philadelphia license, spent the late summer in an elaborate war room, waging a battle for public opinion. From the penthouse of the Phoenix building near City Hall, Keating invited reporters, neighborhood groups and elected officials to examine detailed exhibits ranking the six bids for the city's second casino license. Wynn Resorts, which proposed a sprawling development on 60 acres along the Delaware River in Fishtown, naturally won top marks from Keating, the man who was going to build it all. Market8, the 1.9-acre bid by developer Ken Goldenberg and a group of investors at 8th and Market streets, ranked last in every category, according to Keating, who built the SugarHouse casino in Fishtown and has been involved in casino projects around the state and country.
NEWS
November 14, 2013 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Developer Dan Keating was attending a board meeting Monday afternoon for the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center when he got an urgent message: Steve Wynn was dropping out of the competition for a Philadelphia casino license. No one was more shocked than Keating. His company, Keating Consulting, had been hired to develop a waterfront casino in the city's Fishtown section for Wynn Resorts. The decision, Keating said, "is a painful one for us. " This is the second time the runaway bride of Las Vegas has bolted from Philadelphia, and onlookers are just as baffled as the first time it happened.
NEWS
November 13, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
STEVE WYNN, the casino developer who came to Philly in 2010 talking up a flashy riverfront project but then abruptly dropped those plans, has done it again. Wynn, citing the approval of casino gambling in New York, said yesterday that he is withdrawing his application to build a casino and entertainment complex on 60 acres along the Delaware River in Fishtown. Wynn was one of six bidders in November 2012 for the city's second casino license. His first foray into Philly's casino market in 2010 lasted just six weeks.
NEWS
November 13, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn abruptly dropped his bid Monday to win Philadelphia's second casino license. Wynn Resorts Ltd. said it withdrew its application in Philadelphia - touted recently as part of an effort to bring grand urban hotels back to life - to pursue business opportunities elsewhere. "The board took a host of factors into consideration, including the Philadelphia market performance over the past year and the competition which will result from the recent approval of gaming" in New York last week, the company said in a statement.
NEWS
October 3, 2013 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
The federal government may be closed, but the campaign season is open for business - not for elected office but the Godot of high-stakes enterprises, Philadelphia's second casino. Slot king candidates are decidedly more entertaining than most politicians. This is because big bucks are at stake - the house, you may have heard, tends to win - and developers are prone to advanced P.T. Barnumism. Steve Wynn submitted the same gaudy design he proposed in Massachusetts, which was modeled after one he built in Macau, all with the same bronze sheen of his eternally tanned skin.
NEWS
September 26, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
MAYOR NUTTER'S staff told the state Gaming Control Board yesterday that it will not take a position on who should win the city's second casino license. But Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger made it clear that the city prefers two bidders who want to locate in Center City rather than three bidders near the sports stadiums in South Philly. The sixth bidder, casino developer Steve Wynn's project in Fishtown, prompted concerns that the city has about the potential impact on the nearby SugarHouse casino.
NEWS
September 25, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN & SEAN COLLINS WALSH, brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
WHAT a difference seven years makes in the casino business. In 2006, neighborhood groups, anti-gaming activists and elected officials loudly protested as the state Gaming Control Board considered five applications for two casino licenses in Philadelphia. Now the board is pondering six applications for one city casino license. The process has made only the occasional ripple in Philly's civic consciousness. Is this the "SugarHouse effect"? The city's sole casino, SugarHouse, on the banks of the Delaware River in Fishtown, has been open for three years.
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