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Navy Pier Will Begin Phased Reopening June 10

Navy Pier will begin a phased reopening on June 10, with select attractions open and available to the public between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The popular tourist destination has been closed since March 16 due to COVID-19.

“Following Navy Pier’s longest closure in recent history, we, along with the rest of Chicago, are anxious to reopen our spaces and safely welcome guests back to the Pier over the next few months as we work collectively to restore our local economy,” said Marilynn Gardner, Navy Pier president and CEO.

Navy Pier’s framework, which aligns with Phases 3, 4 and 5 of the state’s “Restore Illinois” plan and the city’s “Protecting Chicago” outline, includes multiple layers of stringent cleaning and disinfecting, equipping employees with appropriate resources and new physical distancing practices. Pier Park’s rides will also have new measures in place when they reopen at a later date.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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