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NPS continues search for manager for lodge in Va.

Wednesday - 1/30/2013, 9:02am  ET

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) -- The National Park Service is continuing its search for a new management team for the Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Parkway superintendent Paul Francis tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/VpnPi4V ) that several potential concessionaires have expressed interest since the park service revised the management proposal.

Francis expects the 63-room lodge and restaurant to reopen in early June with a new management team.

Longtime manager Peaks of Otter Virginia decided not to bid on a new 10-year contract with the park service. The lodge and restaurant closed in November.

Bids for a new management contract will be accepted until Feb. 6.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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