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Fall Creek Falls to Close Inn and more for Rebuild

The Inn at Fall Creek Falls… Photo from state parks website

Officials say they’ll close Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn, restaurant and conference center in April of 2018 for a $25 million rebuilding.
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation spokesman Eric Ward tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press state officials met with employees last week about April 2 closure plans.
Officials will demolish two structures and build one inn with roughly 85 rooms, a restaurant and conference center.
The project should take 1 1/2 to two years.
Ward noted severance will include $3,200 per full-time hospitality staffer, $1,000 for part-time; two years of tuition assistance at state higher education institutions for full-time, one year for part-time; potential unemployment benefits; and for full-time workers, one year on a list eligible for state work.
Thirty-one full-time and potentially 27 part-time jobs are at stake.