Year after owner killed Cape Fear Serpentarium closes for good
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Serpentarium in downtown Wilmington is permanently closed.
This comes a little more than a year after the owner of the serpentarium, Dean Ripa, was killed.
The serpentarium remained open and operated under an LLC.
It closed back in March because of Ripa’s estate proceedings.
The business hoped to re-open in mid-April, but never did.
Ripa’s wife, Regina, is charged with first degree murder in his death.
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