Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mohegan Sun CEO Answers Questions On The Day Newspaper Website

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Mohegan Sun chief executive officer Mitchell Etess answered about thirty questions submitted by readers on The Day newspaper's website.

The questions included those on the smoking controversy, entertainment, changes to the casino, marketing and employment.

One reader asked when the cabaret will open again and Etess said there are currently no plans. The casino staff are trying to decide the best use for that space, according to Etess.

Etess also spoke about the renovation of the Earth casino's north entrance and the future closing of Fidelia's restaurant: "Let me give you the facts about our North area renovation. Yes, we have closed the bar at Birches to make room for the Bobby Flay Burger Palace (and the burgers will not be $20:). Part of the Burger Palace is a bar, which is located in roughly the same area as the current Birches bar. All of the bartender staff will be reassigned in the short run and will be given the opportunity to bid back into the Burger Palace Bar.

"After Memorial Day Fidelias will be closing to make way for celebrity chef Bobby Flay's Bar Americain. We will be serving breakfast on the terrace of the Tuscany restaurant and Birches will be our 24-hour dining facility. Its menu will be adjusted accordingly to be our best all around restaurant."

To see the entire question and answer session: