NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Pasco County officials are closely monitoring what they say is still active depression.
It’s right next to a sports bar in New Port Richey. So far, the Varsity Club Building Foundation does not appear to have been affected, but it has had to be closed.
They hope the district officials will give them the green light so they can reopen soon.
“Impressive. I can’t believe how deep that is,” said David Purdy.
Purdy was one of several people who passed this massive hole just to take a look. He says his real concern is the future of one of his favorite waterholes.
“Do you have to close the restaurant? Will employees lose their jobs? “, Asked he.
Pasco County officials say the depression grew another three feet overnight and is now approximately 38 feet wide and 70 feet deep.
USF geologists came out Thursday morning using 3D map technology to study the depression. The video they provided takes you underground to see the extent to which they are dealing.
The Depression is privately owned, so it’s up to the university and the nearby Spring Haven Condominium complex to fix it.
Both have hired engineering firms.
This place is usually a place to eat, drink, and watch sports. Undesired attraction is now the huge hole.
“I don’t think anyone is really worried. Except maybe the bar. If they were open I would have stopped for a Bloody Mary or something,” said Bruce Wernet.