By BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
St. Jo Frontier Casino is set to re-open, after flooding closed the casino along the Missouri River for the past 31 days.
Frontier Casino Vice President Mike Tamburelli says the casino will open at eight o’clock tomorrow morning, after going through quite an ordeal.
“You know it has; the river, the water,” Tamburelli tells St. Joseph Post. “We were following it every day, took a while for the river to go down, to get access to the property. So, we had a restoration team come in and they started cleaning up our land-based facility, which was heavily damaged.”
The land-based portion of the casino remains under repair. It houses the bar, buffet, and ballroom. It might take another two months for repairs to be completed to that portion of St. Jo Frontier Casino.
Tamburelli says he knows the public has been waiting for the re-opening.
“I’ve been going out to eat locally and they’re asking me, when are you going to open, when are you going to open?” Tamburelli says. “Yesterday, I was at a restaurant in town and four ladies came up (to me) and asked, ‘When you opening?’”
The casino, slots and tables, opens for regular business tomorrow morning at eight. Food and drink will be available through the bar and grill in the casino portion of the complex.