State Senator Adam Gomez, Winn Development Executive Vice President Michael O’Brien, Winn Development Managing Partner Lawrence Curtis, Peter Picknelly, MGM Springfield President and COO Chris Kelley, and members of the Bean Restaurant Group and Yee Family were also present.
Mayor Sarno states, “I cannot say enough about the tremendous support and partnership my administration has had with Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito and their administration. This was yet another project that the naysayers said would never get done here in the City of Springfield. However, thanks to this marvelous public and private partnership between the Commonwealth, MassHousing, MGM Springfield, MassMutual, Winn Development, the city of Springfield, our brothers and sisters in Labor, and all of our partners we are making the impossible happen! This hasn’t been an easy project to complete, especially as we continued to move this project forward through the COVID-19 pandemic and the struggles with the national supply chain on materials. We are restoring this iconic building to his former glory – this project is a key and vital piece to enhancing our overall Court Square redevelopment efforts. This building will serve as an economic, business and housing hub for that good four letter word – JOBS!, for generations to come.”