A real estate developer who pursued the building of a casino in eastern Massachusetts for five years is back as part of the Foxwoods-led consortium now competing to open that casino.
Colorado developer David Nunes has rejoined the consortium’s lead development team after resolving a dispute that erupted earlier this spring with the other partners. Nunes founded Crossroads Massachusetts LLC and acquired land in Milford, Mass. for the construction of a casino.
Nunes will serve as chief development officer in the Foxwoods-led partnership.
Other members of the lead development team are: Scott Butera, Foxwoods president and chief executive, and Allan Kronberg, who has 40 years of experience in the hospitality, casino and educational industries. Kronberg, who will serve as president and general manager of the Massachusetts venue, has served as regional general manager of Tropicana Entertainment Casinos, among other posts.
Foxwoods joined the consortium in February, as it continued to struggle amid intensifying competition and a slugglish economic recovery.
The consortium is competing against two other proposals for the license to open a casino in eastern Massachusetts.
Business magnate Steve Wynn, who led the redevelopment of the Las Vegas casino strip in the 1990s, has proposed a casino in Everett, Mass. The owners of the Suffolk Downs racetrack in East Boston are partnering with Caesars Entertainment to build a resort casino near the aging racetrack.
Foxwoods’ Connecticut rival, Mohegan Sun, is one of the four proposals vying for a license for western Massachusetts.