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Casino Restoration Project

Casino Restoration Project
The Santa Catalina Island Company is commencing a restoration project on the exterior facade of the Casino. For the next several months, the building will be surrounded by scaffold to facilitate the project. Tunnels will be incorporated into the scaffold to allow access to and from the building.

"The work will be performed by a historical restoration contractor and is expected to take approximately three months to complete. The Casino will remain open during construction and no tenants or events will be affected" said Eric Berkheimer, Vice President of Real Estate Planning at the Santa Catalina Island Company. There will be no change to the hours of operation at the Avalon Theatre and the Casino tours will run as usual.

The general scope of work covers repairing and restoring all of the decorative cast stone on the building including the cupola and minarets, repairing and painting the cast-in-place concrete, and repairing and painting the windows and doors excluding the main entrance. No work is intended for the main entrance/foyer at this time with the exception of the repair and restoration of the ticket booth.

Catalina tile, now a collectors item, was originally produced from mud on the island from 1927 - 1937.