The proposed facility, which would combine wagering facilitieswith a restaurant, would be the NJSEA's second, joining thesix-month-old Favorites at Woodbridge in the Fords section of thattownship. It would be similar to Favorites, although somewhatlarger than the 23,000-sf Woodbridge location.

Local officials say the city council will make a decision by May15 on whether to approve the facility. As part of the process, theprivately owned site will also need to be remediated to meet statestandards for commercial sites. And NJSEA officials say thefacility, which is expected to create upwards of 100 jobs, would beoperational from six months to one year, once all state and localapprovals have been received.

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