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Notes: Alexandria Mayor expresses disappointment with backroom plan to merge Potomac Yard arena and casino

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Mayor Justin Wilson (left), Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis (center), and Gov. Glenn Youngkin (right) (staff photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson said a last-ditch effort to pair the Potomac Yard arena with a Fairfax casino was “disappointing.”

The Washington Post reported over the weekend that an alternative plan formed between political leaders and developers to merge the arena and the Northern Virginia casino.

Apparently, however, both Monumental owner Ted Leonsis and Gov. Glenn Youngkin shot down the proposal before it could get off the ground.

Wilson said the proposal would circumvent the public process and isn’t how business should be done in Virginia.

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