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White Pines Lodge to reopen June 14, dinner theater in July

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Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 10:45 AM CDT
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MOUNT MORRIS, Ill. (WIFR) - A long-time staple in the Stateline is set to reopen on June 14, kicking off its summer season with new management.

White Pines Lodge and its cabins, restaurant and gift shoppe will reopen on June 14 with the dinner theatre reopening in early July. The restaurant will be limiting capacity and group sizes while they train the new servers and kitchen staff. Officials say after being closed for the last year due to COVID-19, the staff is happy and excited to be back.

Our restaurant will be reopening on June 14th. We will be limiting our capacity and group sizes while we are training...

Posted by White Pines Lodge on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Groups will also be limited to 8 people but there will be no limit to group sizes for buffets. A link to the restaurants menu is here. Nolan Capital has relationships with both Amy Trimble, the current concessionaire of Starved Rock Lodge at Starved Rock State Park and Beth George who operated White Pines Resort for more than 30 years. Both women were longtime residents of the Oregon area and were very involved in the community, establishing the Oregon Trail Days Festival several years ago.

Trimble and George will be working as consultants to help prepare White Pines Lodge for opening. Additionally, many of the familiar White Pines employees will join the team, including Troy Derrer who will serve as the General Manager.

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