Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pinecrest Event Center opens Friday

A seating area in the new Pinecrest Event Center, which opens Friday.
Pinecrest Event Center, 505 E. Anderson Street, is opening for its first event this weekend. This is the space that used to be Lamont’s in the Country Club Mall. With more than 25,800 square feet, including a 19,500 reception hall, it is equipped to handle banquets up to 1,600 or a theater setting of up to 2,100 people.

Business owners Jay and Cathy Dye saw a need for a place that could handle large parties, banquets and receptions, trade shows and special events. For the past two holiday seasons, the only sizable option in Idaho Falls has been the Shilo Inn.

The calendar has been filling up. Following the Home Improvement and Remodeling Expo this weekend, events include the Habitat for Humanity Hoedown (Sept. 30), the Pink Dance Party Zumbathon benefit for the Rex and Tiffany Redden Foundation (Oct. 1), the 10th Annual Policeman’s Ball (Oct. 7), and the Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Rock and Jewelry Sale (Oct. 8). In November the Idaho Falls Ski Club Sale and Fest will be there, as will the 42nd Annual Festival of Trees.

For more information, call (208) 227-8088, or check out the Web page, pinecresteventcenter.net/.