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UPDATE | 7 Seas Aquarium 'no longer pursuing' a spot in Temple

After months of speculation, the project will no longer happen.

TEMPLE, Texas — After months and months of speculation and talks, 6 News confirmed with Temple city officials Tuesday morning the 7 Seas Aquarium, slated to open inside the Temple Mall, will no longer be happening.

In a response to another inquiry about the validity of the project, Cody Weems said the city was informed back in April that "the proprietors of the aquarium are no longer pursuing the project in Temple."

The 7 Seas Aquarium was expected to open at the end of January inside the Temple Mall which was then delayed until February. 

A post on their Facebook page claimed construction delays were just "hiccups" and the opening was still on the horizon but that appears to no longer be happening at all. 

According to the 7 Seas Aquarium website, those who purchased a ticket have 30 days from the date of sale to request a refund of your unused pass or tickets. With pre-opening passes, you have 30 days from the date of sale to request a refund. 

Since this facility did not open, the website said that those who have purchased a ticket have 30 days from the date of that public announcement to request a refund. For more on how to request that refund, go to the 7 Seas Aquarium website.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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