CAPE CORAL — UPDATE 01/02/2022: According to the City of Cape Coral Master Plan, the redevelopment of the Cape Coral Yacht Club includes an expanded beach area, the relocation of the boat ramp, a seawall replacement, and a parking garage. It does not mention the demolition of the Yacht Club building, as was stated in the original version of this article.
There were many parties celebrating the end of 2021, but one party in Cape Coral was also celebrating the end of a community icon.
The Cape Coral Social Club had its last dance in the Yacht Club building Friday night before it closes for future construction.
We had the chance to talk with several people who shared memories they have in the building dating all the way back to the 1960’s.
"I’m glad to be able to attend here for sure, for the last time," said Juanita Clark.
Clark said she spent the most important day of her life in the Yacht Club building.
"I got married on the beach and we had a reception here, so yeah sad to see it go," said Clark.
The building is closing in April of 2022 for events as the City spends two years redeveloping the waterfront area. Social Club President Judy Noe said the City let them know earlier this year.
"In October, we were notified that there would be no events here beyond April," said Noe.
So the group will take it’s singing and dancing to the German American Social Club instead. Noe said change is never easy, but the parties won’t stop.
"We adapt, whatever we have to do. We’re here to have fun," said Noe.
Noe tells us the German American Social Club is actually larger and has more parking, so it will better accommodate their growing social group.