MISSOURI — The J. Huston Tavern at Arrow Rock is reopening.

A press release states that less than a month after a fire destroyed the kitchen at J. Huston Tavern, Missouri State Parks, in conjunction with the Friends of Arrow Rock, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the historic tavern to officially open a summer kitchen, at 2 p.m., Friday, June 14.

The Friend of Arrow Rock, who operate the tavern, will be using a mobile kitchen until a new kitchen is constructed. At present, seating for the tavern will be under a 30 x 60 foot carpeted tent, which has been erected on a wooden platform that will serve 80 to 100 guests.

Once the tavern dining rooms have been cleaned of smoke residue and restored, dining will move back into the historic structure later this summer. The mobile kitchen will be used until the new kitchen is open, which is targeted for fall 2020.