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Gulfport Casino Ballroom Closed

The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is being tented for termites.

Swing Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom has been rescheduled, while other lessons are canceled, as the building is about to be tented for termites.

The Gulfport Casino Ballroom will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan.  7 - 9.

The last time the ballroom was tented for termites was in 2001, according to Public Works Director Don Sopak.

Don Sopak says there has been evidence of active termites over the past two years and the building was spot-treated in different areas.

This year, the city negotiated with a company to tent the entire building, because the spot treatments were not working. It's being done at no cost to the city because it is part of an ongoing contract, according to Sopak.

The tent was up a short time Monday but was removed due to high winds. People can expect to see the tent on the ballroom on Tuesday and Wednesday. The building will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 10.

Swing Night, which is held weekly on Wednesdays, will be held this Friday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. The ballroom lessons that take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are canceled this week.

For more information, contact the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., at 727-893-1118.

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