LEWISTON — The owner of the state’s largest off-track betting parlor said he has no plans to close the OTB, though the building it’s housed in is being marketed for sale or for lease.

A mass email on Tuesday from Malone Commercial Brokers described the Winner’s Circle listing at 1-4 Mollison Way as “new,” with 8,000 square feet available for use as a potential nightclub or restaurant. 

The building, owned by the Day Construction Co. LLC, sits at the front of the Fairgrounds Business Park.

Jim Day, who also owns the Winner’s Circle, said he’s actually had the property on the market “for over a year to explore options.”

The state has four licensed OTBs. According to the Maine Harness Racing Commission, more than $4.5 million was wagered at the Lewiston location in 2013, $800,000 ahead of the next-largest parlor in Brunswick.

“There is no story,” Day said via email Tuesday. “We are not closing.”


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