ROCHELLE — In an effort to keep Rochelle’s golf course and banquet facilities open, city and park district officials have been discussing the possibility of buying out current owners Ron and Joan Mershon and turning the operation over to the Greater Rochelle Economic Development Corporation.
The Mershons bought the golf club and restaurant more than three years ago and opened it up to the public, but have struggled to make ends meet, primarily in the restaurant facet of the business.
Late this fall after the golf season ended, the couple decided to temporarily close the restaurant for the winter to cut expenses while they looked to lease the dining and banquet facilities or find a buyer for the entire operation.
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