Grand Bear Resort in Utica opens full-service bar J.H. Higby’s

Utica officials conducted ribbon cutting ceremony

Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock near Utica expanded its offerings with a full-service bar in the resort lobby.

Walter Kosch, vice president and corporate counsel of the Sonnenschein Groupe, which owns Grand Bear Resort, cut the ceremonial ribbon at what’s now called J.H. Higby’s inside the resort while Utica officials look on.