Bingo Daily has learned of another bingo hall is to close. The Apollo Bingo Barrow venue has been confirmed as closing this week to make way for a toy store.
A popular bingo club, the Apollo Barrow was seldom out of the bingo news.
The Apollo Bingo Barrow really has seen it all. From male strippers to ‘Five’ and some big jackpot wins, life has never been dull at the Cumbrian club.
However, the latest news from Apollo Bingo Barrow is a sad one. On Saturday 1st April, the club will closing its doors permanently.
The closure, although very disappointing, was expected. In November 2022 plans were submitted to Barrow Borough Council to convert Apollo Bingo in Hollywood Retail Park into a Smyths Toys store.
An Apollo Bingo Barrow spokesman confirmed the abrupt closure:
“Apollo Bingo Barrow will be closing its doors for the last time on Saturday Evening, April 1, our last bingo session.
“Come and join us in our last days as we celebrate many fabulous years serving the people of Barrow.
“We’re going to miss you loads and want to thank you for all of your support over the years.
“Saturday Evening, April 1, although our last session, you can still join us online at majesticbingo.com.”
New Smyths Toys superstore due to open in Barrow Later this year (In Cumbria)
Smyths Toys is due to open a new store in Hollywood Park in a unit currently occupied by Apollo Bingohttps://t.co/UE1xV1RX2A
— The Toy Detective (@TheToyDetective) January 23, 2023
The new store will mean the creation of 30 new jobs. It is not known how many jobs will be lost as a result of the Barrow bingo hall closure.
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