Century Bingo Closes Just Weeks After Opening

September 24, 2017

One of Century’s newest businesses has closed its doors just a few weeks after openng.

Century Bingo opened this summer after receiving approval to operate in April from the Century Town Council.

The bingo business was operated in a leased 5,000 square foot building at 9420 North Century Boulevard, the former location of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.

Last April, the Century Town Council was not tasked with approving any issue regarding bingo games, but rather with determining if a bingo facility was allowable under the general use categories of the town’s Land Development Code. With their vote, the council determined that bingo games met the criteria as an “indoor recreation center”.

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10 Responses to “Century Bingo Closes Just Weeks After Opening”

  1. john on September 25th, 2017 9:33 pm

    It’s a proven fact that gambling offers no real benefit to a community. They need some type of manufacturing.

  2. chris on September 24th, 2017 9:35 pm

    Joe Pattis in Century? I think he has enough revenue in Pensacola. And, 12k cars per day seem to be high-tailing it to I65.

  3. Charlie Mike on September 24th, 2017 8:00 pm

    Open a poker and three-card poker room, like they did at the Pensacola Greyhound Park. Guaranteed you’ll have a packed parking lot.

  4. Citizen on September 24th, 2017 2:56 pm

    I meant 12k (12,000) cars come through here per *DAY* not “year”

    even though, I hope to see a new business locate here. There is potential. It is right on the State Line leaving Florida on the right.

    Even a last stop for people leaving Florida..Sea Food packed for travel?

    Joe Patties, if it were fresh, you would have a market for locals also. People come from miles around to the grocery store here…

  5. Citizen on September 24th, 2017 2:07 pm

    Don’t know why they closed. There seemed to be a lot of cars there often and and ECSO presence parked there, too bad. May not have been economic reasons at all. May have been a personal decision. Who knows?

    But that is a very nice, revamped building there with a very large parking lot now open to lease.

    What people do not seem to understand is Century has a bustling Business District. Food Giant, Auto Parts Store with the best Mechanic in the area, Dollar Stores, Lottery, Certified Public Accountant and yes now revamped Odom’s bar under new owner ship Nail Salon etc.

    Brings in people from all over.

    It is bustling and alive and well at this location. It should reflect this image.

    Why do you let old carpet hang on a fence at this location? Or the Family Dollar have growth in the old retention Pond head high? And more!

    Don’t let a few mug shots or council meetings article or picture of tornado debris characterize the town. Last I looked 12 K cars come through a year.
    What is happening with the 50 K Money for Economic Development that was not given to the Chamber?

    Broaden your horizons.

    Open your eyes.

    Clean up the Gateway.

  6. Bob C. on September 24th, 2017 1:00 pm

    @ Chris & tg

    Okay, well said.
    You’d have thought investors would have considered that before opening up.
    Guess with little to attract outsiders to Century there’s little support for much.
    Really that is the most sad part.

  7. Sandy Courtney on September 24th, 2017 10:38 am

    I agree with Chris!

  8. tg on September 24th, 2017 9:14 am

    Not enough pocket change to support 5000sq ft building.

  9. chris on September 24th, 2017 8:16 am

    A business that operates based upon one’s disposable income probably won’t do well in a town with little to no income, much less disposable.

  10. Bob C. on September 24th, 2017 7:12 am

    WHY did they close?

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