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After 46 Years, Bluegrass Mountaineer Opry House to Close

Mountaineer Opry House in Milton, W.Va.
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Mountaineer Opry House in Milton, W.Va.

The Mountaineer Opry House in Milton is set to close its doors permanently next month.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the new owner, medical provider Valley Health, will then take over the property. Eighty-three-year-old Larry Stephens has managed the bluegrass hotspot since 1991. He says the Opry House has to be off the property by June 19.

Stephens says the closing of the local landmark isn't surprising considering it's been on sale for several years. He says crowds have dwindled and there's been pushback on even modest ticket prices. Stephens and his wife, Mary, will put on a few more shows before closing, including a free one this Saturday sponsored by the new owner.


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