June 26, 2015

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Site preparation work underway at casino site

KIAMESHA LAKE – Montreign Operating Company LLC, the subsidiary of Empire Resorts, which is building the casino-resort project in Kiamesha Lake, has awarded a large-scale excavating bid package to Cerrone, Inc., a woman-owned business.

This is the first major contract awarded and company officials said it will jumpstart work on the project that is scheduled to open two years after a gaming facility license is granted by the state, which should happen this summer.

The work includes clearing the site, topsoil removal, grading and leveling. That work is the precursor to constructing the resort-casino’s site access roads and building foundations.

Cerrone will use Gary Myers Excavating, a Swan Lake company, as a subcontractor for the work.

Empire Resorts’ CEO Joseph D’Amato said they expect to award additional bid packages in the near future as the project continues to progress.

“We have made extensive community outreach efforts to attract minority, woman and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and local businesses as part of the bidding process,” D’Amato said.


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