Developers Plan To Rebuild Galveston’s Balinese Room

GALVESTON (February 27, 2014) Three Southeast Texas developers plan to rebuild the legendary Balinese Room on a pier extending from the Galveston seawall, as it was before Hurricane Ike destroyed it in 2008.

The plan will be reviewed next Wednesday by the Galveston Zoning Board of Adjustment.

One of the project managers, Doug Thomas, told the Houston Chronicle that the partners "want people to come to Galveston, have dinner, see a show and then stay at a local hotel."

Thomas said the club could be open by 2016 if all goes according to plan.

The nightclub was a gambling hall during the 1940s and '50s before state officials shut it down.

During its heyday, its customers were entertained by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Phil Harris and George Burns.

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