Bingo

Charities Allowed to Continue Operations by Manchester Regulatory Board

A group of charitable organizations in Manchester has been allowed by the Manchester Regulatory Board to open a new bingo hall in the city's redevelopment zone just last night, saving one of their main sources for funds for their community projects.

The law allows a bingo establishment to operate in the second-floor space in the former Leighton Machine Company Headquarters at Rogers Street, which is located off Hayward Street in the east Manchester. The available space in the old building is a heaven sent opportunity for the three displaced charities that have formerly operated a long established bingo operation for a number of years at the former Amoskeag Bingo Center at the Mill West Complex. Before they were thrown out by the new owners of the place, the West Side Bingo LLC.

The operator of the bingo games of Prayer Hall, one of the three charities that were rendered homeless by the West Side Bingo LLC, Jan DiMarzio said that fortunately, they can now go back doing business now that their problem for a space has been resolved. He has labored at these charities for so long that the thought of these charities folding up because of the lack of space had been just scary.

The charities' representatives were just so ecstatic that they immediately rushed over to the Amoskeag Bingo Center to announce the good news that the variance has been granted. They are hoping to start their bingo operations in their new location in early September.

Bob Blais, who runs the bingo games for the American Legion Jutras Post happily said that they are still in business. American Legion Jutras Post will hold their last bingo operations in Amoskeag Bingo Center on Monday.

West Side Bingo have issued Prayer Hall, Upreach Therapeutic Riding Center and the American Legion Jutras Post a termination notice after they have taken over the Amoskeag Bingo Center last May 1. The charities suspected that the new management believe that they may not agree to the new terms that would require consulting fees that would lay heavily on their revenues.






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