‘The Blues Brothers’ Wauconda seashore to reopen after 30 years


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Wauconda’s iconic seashore seen within the “The Blues Brothers” film is ready to open after a $three million renovation.

After a chronic wait as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the northeastern Illinois seashore is ready to open to the general public Wednesday, the Day by day Herald reported. The preliminary grand opening was envisioned for Memorial Day weekend.

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The seashore, featured within the basic 1980 movie “The Blues Brothers,” was previously a privately run attraction based by the late Phil Froehlke within the 1920s.

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Froelich’s descendants closed the seashore in 1990 because of rising insurance coverage prices, however park district leaders preserved the positioning and took over when the household opted to promote in 2016.

The brand new Phil’s Seaside includes a splash pad, a picnic pavilion, a concession stand, a shower home with altering rooms and showers, a boardwalk and different facilities. The enduring J-slide featured within the movie will stay however just for use.

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Restrictions for the protection of consumers shall be set in place, together with a capability restrict to 80 prospects primarily based on a first-come, first-served foundation. Social distancing shall be enforced and masks are advisable.



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