Granit ResortThe Granite Resort
Granite Mess Hall is'Plan A', says Hudson Valley Resort executive.
CERHONKSON >> Construction of a new resort on the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa grounds is based on the authorization of a gaming licence, says a resort officer. Eliot Spitzer (not the former New York Governor) described the suggested 130,000 sq. m. large convention centre - which was to be referred to as the granite at Hudson Valley Resort, an allusion to the former name of the company - as "Plan A" and said it would cover 60,000 sq. m. for gaming at casinos.
"We have a Blan that is not based on a gambling house, but right now, the idea we have put forward is with the intent for the casino," Spitzer said. Establishment of non-Indic country gaming centers in three areas of the state - the Hudson Valley/Castkills, Albany-Saratoga and the Southern Tier - was endorsed by New York constituents in November and is supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
New York Gaming Commission's new five-member New York Gaming Board will choose four pages of casinos. Local officials have said the Catskills area is expected one to be awarded TWO Casinolizen, which is already rigid rival for that between the occupant of the former Nevele Hotels in Ulster County and the occupants of several locations in Sullivan County.
Just last fortnight, a suggestion came up for a gambling house to be constructed between Route 17 and the Orange County town of Woodbury. Under the granite scheme, the 323-room, eight-story Hudson Valley Resort and Spa will be replaced by a 450-room five-story luxury resort. Hudson Valley Resort General Manager Orest Fedash said the granite scheme could include town houses, but Spitzer said the focus is now on constructing a new hotels and opening a casino on the 560 acre estate, which is on Granite Road between Route 209 and Route 44/55.
Rochester City Council is scheduled to consider the granite suggestion next Monday. Both the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa came out of bankruptcy suits later last year with judicial consent to cut $25.9 million in debt to about $10 million, Spitzer said. A suggestion for a former Nevele cash desk in Ulster County City Wawarsing will be discussed on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Ellenville Regional Hospital.
According to Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, the aim of the meeting is to show "support for the Nevele Gambling application" and "Governor Cuomo's view of games in the Catskills". It will be hosted by Hein, Nevele proprietor Michael Treanor, Ellenville Regional Hospital President Steven Kelley, Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce President Ward Todd and Rondout Valley Business Association President Richard Travers.