Nutter on Sunday signed bills that created a commercial entertainment district for the proposed Foxwoods casino. The legislation passed City Council last week.
The developers already have a license to build a slots parlor on the Delaware River waterfront in South Philadelphia. But because of fierce opposition, they agreed to consider moving it to the Gallery, a 1970s-era mall in a struggling retail corridor.
Nutter met with leaders of the Chinatown community on Saturday. He says he plans to meet with them again on Thursday.