The entrance to Walker's Bluff is pictured in 2016.

The Walker’s Bluff General Store will be closing as part of a reorganization in operations, according to a news release from Walker’s Bluff.

The move come in preparation for the final months before the Illinois General Assembly considers measures related to adding more gambling in the state. Walker’s Bluff has been lobbying for a gaming license since 2015 so it can develop a resort that would include two hotels, an indoor water park, deluxe spa and a casino.

Walker’s Bluff CEO and founder Cynde Bunch has said a gaming license is pivotal in order to move forward with development of the project.

Walker’s Bluff will continue to use the General Store as a corporate office and eventual headquarters for The Resort at Walker’s Bluff project if the license is approved.

— The Southern

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Dustin Duncan is a reporter for The Southern Illinoisan covering Carbondale.

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