General News

Mohegan Sun Welcomes Sushi Koya

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Sushi restaurant now open next to Summer Shack at Mohegan Sun

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 27, 2017) – Now open to the public, Sushi Koya joins The Shops at Mohegan Sun! Sushi Koya is a 38-seat sushi restaurant located in the upper level of The Shops concourse. The restaurant features classic rolls and sashimi, chef’s special rolls and a full bar complete with Tiki-themed cocktails. Visit us today to get your fix of delicious, fresh and salty sushi!

HOURS:

Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am to 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am to Midnight

Sushi Koya offers a variety of sushi bar appetizers, including Lobster Miso Soup, Martini Bowl, Spicy Lobster Cha la ca, Sesame Tuna, Salmon Blue Crab and Shishito Pepper Toro with caviar amongst others. Enjoy a la carte selections of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, smoked salmon, shrimp, fluke, crab, octopus, Toro and squid. Plus, over 15 traditional maki options and sushi & sashimi combos, serving eight or up to 18 pieces. Made with elegance, delicate flavors and versatility, Sushi Koya’s chef’s special rolls include Spicy Mango Roll, Pacific Ocean, Angel Roll, Volcano Roll, Little Tokyo Roll, Sky Roll and more. Sushi Koya also features dessert selections such as fried ice cream and brúléed banana.

Sushi Koya is owned and managed by Jasper White’s Summer Shack, an award-winning restaurant inspired by a traditional New England clam shack featuring an array of local and regional favorites. From fresh raw bar, locally caught fish, Jasper’s famous pan-roasted lobster, tender steaks and the Shack’s surf & turf, to fried seafood baskets, burgers, lobster rolls and house-made desserts, there’s something for everyone. With the new addition of Sushi Koya, guests can now join us for a night filled with food, fun and sushi!

To learn more about Sushi Koya at Mohegan Sun, please visit our website.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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Barrett-Jackson Extends Northeast Auction, Sees Interest Grow Among Younger Bidders, High Demand For Customs, Trucks

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 27, 2017) – The atmosphere was electric as Barrett-Jackson’s extended Northeast Auction attractedthousands of registered bidders – including an increase of younger bidders – and surpassed the $94-million mark in total funds raised for charity to date. The Barrett-Jackson 2nd Annual Northeast Auction sold 630 vehicles, with sales totaling approximately $23.5 million at a 95.74-percent sell-through rate. 685 pieces of automobilia sold for more than $819,000, bringing the total sales to more than $24.3 million. Approximately 72,000 people attended this year’s auction, which was extended to four days based on the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural event.

“We’re extremely grateful to our sponsors, consignors and bidders for helping make this year’s Northeast Auction another banner event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Several thrilling trends emerged, including a surge in participation by younger guests. On Friday we experienced the sheer excitement when a pair of young teenagers sold a Bandit Trans Am (Lot #449). We also saw the demand for trucks grow, along with top-tier custom vehicles that had been professionally restored or modified.”

The Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction docket included a wide range of American muscle, European classics, exotics, sports cars and one-of-a-kind customs. The top sellers at the auction included:

2017 Ferrari 488 Spider (Lot #657) – $434,500

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #709) – $407,000

1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible (Lot #699) – $269,500

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 (Lot #706) – $231,000

1966 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) – $220,000

1959 Dodge Custom Royal Super D-500 Convertible (Lot #691) – $220,000

The auction also claimed four new world auction sales records, including a ’53 Willys Wagon (Lot #319), a ’47 Indian Chief Motorcycle with Sidecar (Lot #352), a ’93 Land Rover Defender 110 (Lot #659) and an ’04 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Pickup (Lot #714). In addition, the top-selling ’17 Ferrari 488 Spider (Lot #657) was the first ever to be sold at auction.

“Our Northeast Auction has evolved into an exciting automotive lifestyle event that’s unrivaled in the region,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “We’re also the barometer for the collector car market and are the first to identify changes in the market. We intentionally design our dockets to capitalize on these emerging trends and create the best possible experience for our bidders.”

Barrett-Jackson also passed the $94-million mark for total funds raised for charity with the sale of a “life-size” Hot Wheels® 2014 Transit Connect. The van was donated by Ford and sold for $50,000, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. A ’96 Ford Mustang built by the students at the Jordan Vocational High School hammered in at $65,000 on Friday, with all proceeds benefiting Jordan High School’s automotive program. The Mustang originally sold at the Palm Beach Auction and was donated back by the winning bidders, Jeanette and John Staluppi, to spur additional funds for the school.

Sales of automobilia items were also a favorite part of the auction among guests. Sales totaled more than $800,000, a 7-percent increase in sales over last year’s record-breaking auction. The top automobilia seller was Lot #7387, a mid-1950s Polly Oil restored service station fuel island with two original Bennett model #966 gas pumps, which sold for $24,725.

The 10th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction will be held Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. More information can be found online here.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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Terrific Comic Con Fun Returns to Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The largest gathering of comic book artists and writers, featuring stars from the hottest comic books, sci-fi TV and movies, with a very special tribute to TV’s Batman, the late and great Adam West!

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 20, 2017) – Holy Terrific Comic Con! TERRIFICON, Connecticut’s largest comic and sci-fi convention, returns to Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center and Uncas Ballroom on August 18th – 20th with more stars, artists and events to satisfy the cravings of fans from around the Northeast. Don’t miss all the exclusive and unique features of this year’s TERRIFICON – three full days of fun for the whole family featuring more than 60 artists and 300 dealers of comic books, costume contests, cosplay, artwork and collectibles, video games, interactive workshops, after parties and so much more.

Dates & Admission:

Friday, August 18th: 1:00pm to 8:00pm – $27.00 per person

Saturday, August 19th: 10:00am to 7:00pm – $30.00 per person

Sunday, August 20th: 10:00am to 5:00pm – $27.00 person

*Kids ages 10 and younger will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Military personnel, active or retired and first responders can get special Friday tickets for only $20.00 on-site at Mohegan Sun.

Tickets are available to purchase now by logging on to Ticketmaster.com or calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets are also available to purchase, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

In Detail:

TERRIFICON, once again produced by Connecticut-based firm, Big Fedora Marketing, which has been bringing Pop culture to the Nutmeg State since 2012 (TERRIFICON, CT GamerCon), promises this will be their most thrill-packed event ever. The three-day event will feature guests such as Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick from HBO’s Game of Thrones, Marvel Comics Iron First and Marvel’s soon-to-be-released The Defenders, which debuts on Netflix on August 18th.

TERRIFICON is also a celebration of the people who bring fans’ favorite superheroes like Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Batman, Captain America and hundreds of others to life in the pages of comic books. Fans can meet legendary artists and writers like former Marvel Editor-in-Chief, creator of Iron First, Ms. Marvel and Ultron, Roy Thomas. Thomas will be joined by artist Howard Chaykin who worked with Thomas on the Star Wars comic book in 1977. The two creators will be together for the first time on stage to discuss the Star Wars comic book, which is said to be the book that saved Marvel comics.

“TERRIFICON is just that: the ‘terrific’ comic con. I grew up dreaming of an event like this, and as a lifelong fan, I am making the dream a reality year after year” said Mitch Hallock, Producer and Organizer. Hallock is also a Pop culture expert and has been a podcaster for over a decade. He appears regularly as “King of the Nerds” on CT’s number one radio morning show WPLR’s Chaz & AJ.

This year’s TERRIFICON will be the largest gathering of comic book creators in Connecticut history, including a first-ever CT appearance by today’s hottest Batman team, including writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – rock stars in the comic book industry! Other celebrity guests include: Sean Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and Gilmore Girls, Benedict Samuel from The Walking Dead and Gotham, Chris Sullivan from Guardian of the Galaxy Vol.2 and This Is Us, Violet Beane from The Flash, Shannon Purser from Stranger Things, Echo Kellum from Arrow and Dean Cain, TV’s Superman from Lois and Clark, who is now a recurring character on Supergirl.

TERRIFICON at Mohegan Sun will also feature Batman TV-series actor Burt Ward (Robin) and former Miss America, actress Lee Meriwether, who portrayed the Catwoman in the 1966 Batman theatrical movie. Ward and Meriwether will take part in a special tribute on Saturday night to honor their costar, cherished actor Adam West, who was scheduled to be TERRIFICON’s guest of honor, but who sadly passed away from leukemia on June 9th at the age of 88. This year’s comic convention will be dedicated to Mr. West’s memory and fans can pay their respects, share memories and see classic Batman vehicles on display, such as the 1966 Batmobile, Batcycle and Batboat, and for the first time ever in Connecticut the actual Batcopter.

Please visit TERRIFICON’s website for more details: www.terrificon.com.

ABOUT BIG FEDORA MARKETING:

This event and advertising firm is the brainchild of lifelong comic book fan and pop-culture expert, Mitch Hallock. The firm has been producing and organizing comic book conventions in Connecticut since 2012, including events held at Mohegan Sun starting in 2015. More recently, the firm launched CT GamerCon, which focuses on video and tabletop gaming, also held at Mohegan Sun in April 2017.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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