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CoCo Key Water Resort closes its doors on Sunday

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CoCo Key Water Resort closed its doors on Sunday, leaving more than 100 people jobless. (WFSB) CoCo Key Water Resort closed its doors on Sunday, leaving more than 100 people jobless. (WFSB)
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CoCo Key Water Resort closed its doors on Sunday, leaving more than 100 people jobless.

The owners decided to sell the property because they said running the business had become too stressful.

Some customers said they will miss the business, but there are others who said they won’t.

“It's sad in a way, but what are you going to do? You can't do nothing much,” said Jose Altieri, who brought his wife and five children from Pennsylvania on Sunday to say goodbye to CoCo Key.

He said families could make great memories at the business, at an inexpensive price.

“Not a lot of people can afford to go to big places and spend that kind of money...they don't have that kind of budget,” he said.

Not everyone will miss the indoor waterpark and resort.

Kelly Sciavi, of Oxford, said CoCo Key employees told her over the phone that they would honor her gift certificates, but once she showed up, the manager told her they could not give her a refund.

“He kept coming up with different reasons as to why...first it was a certain date they had to be purchased by, then it was ‘well you don't have a receipt’,” Sciavi said.

The manager told Channel 3 that CoCo Key was honoring all gift certificates, except those purchased before 2012, when a different company owned the business.

Customers could use certificates from 2011, but were not eligible for a refund.

A food wholesaler called The Restaurant Depot bought the property for $5.5 million.

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