Aw, poor babies: Company that gave us the Hole doesn't like scrutiny

The Globe reports Vornado Realty Trust, which left a giant gaping sore in the heart of downtown, is pulling out of the Suffolk Downs casino proposal because state officials dared to ask it for detailed financial information on its executives, to make sure they aren't actually organized crime figures or illegal ivory importers or something.

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Absolutely

As a condition of getting a license to run a marijuana dispensary.

That would be reasonable. Otherwise, it would be just boring, and anon trolls would just accuse me of bragging about my family income.

Eminent domain

"The property is taken either for government use or by delegation to third parties who will devote it to public or civic use or, in some cases, economic development."

It's time for Boston to take back that gaping hole.

I can see a very nice underground parking and street-level green-space going in there.

1. For the City to take it by

1. For the City to take it by eminent domain they have to pay fair market value for it and the City does not have that kind of cash.

2. Millennium Partners has taken over the project, had a revised plan approved by the BRA, and is supposed to start construction on a portion of the project later this spring.

Maybe its because they lost

Maybe its because they lost their juice with Menino going , and this new thing is coincidental and convenient. They are in the know of the under currents, and might have lost their edge,and the other guy might have gained, as the city might not put up as much resistance as an abutter. There are layers and layers of machinations here , most that wont see the light of day. Its plausible denial to proceed, without torpedoing their own share's value before they can convert it back . These guys know their onions !