RICE - The Twin Pines Restaurant in Rice has closed. The restaurant is closed effective today (Monday).

Steven "Dirt" and Rebecca Derdoski have been managing the restaurant for the past 13 months. They say the closing is out of their control, and that they are devastated by the closing.

The Twin Pines Restaurant just south of Rice on Highway 10 was part of a gas station, convenience store, and liquor store. The rest of the business remains open.

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