Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mohegan Sun's Earth Entrance Reopens

Feather News

The Mohegan Sun's earth entrance, located on the north side of the casino complex, is scheduled to open to the public today. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

Inside the entrance a newly refurbished food court and two restaurants with their own seating - Pepe's Pizza and Bobby's Burger Palace - will begin serving casino patrons. The food court will feature what are being called "quick serve" food outlets: Jasper White's Summer Shack Express, The Original Soup Man, Woodland Wok and Chief's Bagels, Subs & Sweets.

The earth entrance has been closed since May 2008, just over a year after slot revenue began to decline, to make way for construction that was to include a high-rise hotel. The hotel construction was halted four months later.

Tonight will also be the first night of a fireworks display that will be held every Wednesday until the beginning of September. Visitors can watch the fireworks from the rooftop of the Riverview Garage.