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Ariel view of the Toledo Beach Marnia

Ariel View of Toledo Beach Marina

"We are going to be the premier facility on the Great Lakes," says Toledo Beach Marina operating manager Tim Tadson. The marina, which was purchased out of foreclosure in April of last year by the Sterling Group is, in the middle of a massive renovation project designed to reinvigorate the 50 year old club. The effort is being overseen by Semo Post and Pam Poirier, who also manage the Jefferson Beach Marina located on Lake St. Clair.

Boats docked at the Toledo Beach Marina

Boats docked at the Toledo Beach Marina

The redesign goes far deeper than just a few gallons of fresh paint. Among other improvements, the Toledo Beach Marina, has, in the span of a year: added new signs; new, high-speed fuel dispensers; rebuilt seawalls; constructed a brand new pavilion; repaired and upgraded hoists; completely renovated large and small bathhouses and erected a kayak and dingy launch facility that includes a wetlands observation deck. "We have a three to five year plan to upgrade the entire facility. We're really focusing on improving the aesthetics and making the changes necessary to improve customer satisfaction."

Charter fleet at the Toledo Beach Marina

Charter Fleet at the TBM

Additional upgrades and improvements are on the horizon. A 30 by 30 foot play area for children will be installed in this May. The marina owns 208 acres of land and is planning on building a nature trail around an eagle's nest, that resides on the premices. The marina is also invested in reclaiming it's beach. "Years ago we had a very nice beach. Over the years much of it was lost to the changing water depths. It still needs some work, but we have the opportunity to put a really nice, long beach in here," said Tadson.

Toledo Beach Marina's future plans also include a complete renovation of the front office's, customer lobby, a fitness center and adding a full five-star restaurant.


Sand bar at the Toledo Beach Marina

Sand Bar at the TBM

The new pavilion on the water front has an old time feel of the yester-years, bringing back the excitement the Old Toledo Beach once had. “We’ve ordered all new furniture and plan on running specials this summer.” Said Tadson.

Currently, the Sand Bar Grille restaurant is overseen by Chef Paul Grosz, who also operates a top rated Detroit restaurant, The Cuisine, which was the 2002 Free Press Restaurant of the Year.

Tim Tadson at the Toledo Beach Marina

Tim Tadson at the TBM


The Sterling Group, who owns both Toledo Beach Marina and Jefferson Beach Marina, was founded by Gary Torgow and is primarily a real estate investment company which has recently begun to diversify. As Tadson explains, "the Sterling Group is a wonderful company, they're out of Detroit and are committed to South Eastern Michigan and Monroe County. They see the marina as a good future investment and they're right. Toledo Beach Marina is one of the few deep water marina's on Lake Erie. We're centrally located, close to Toledo, Detroit and Put-In Bay. We can handle boats of any size, from a 14 foot in our Rack and Launch or a boat that needs 120 foot well or an 80 ton yacht. And we're going to offer all the amenities a boater could want."

“We're a family resort," said Tadson, "we want to have something for everyone."

Mike Davisson, and Virginia A. Seitz

OSU researchers: New pig virus potential threat to humans

A pig virus that in a lab setting can infect the cultured cells of people, in addition to other species, is the subject of a new Ohio State University-Utrecht University study focussing on intraspecial transmission.

Date Published: May 25, 2018

Toledo adds Danielle Page to basketball coaching staff

Danielle Page has been hired as an assistant coach on the University of Toledo women's basketball coaching staff, head coach Tricia Cullop recently announced. Page is the final assistant to be added to the staff.

Date Published: May 25, 2018

Give the littlest grads the gift of college

“Pomp and Circumstance” swells as the sounds of rustling gowns and shuffling feet fill the air. The whole audience waits in eager anticipation with outstretched arms with cameras at the ready. Suddenly you see them, with tassels swaying on their paper plate “mortar boards,” crossing the stage to receive their mini diplomas. At the end of the ceremony, they are moving up to… kindergarten! Overwhelmed with pride, you think, “Wow, they are growing up so fast.” And then you realize, “Wow, they are growing up SO fast!”

Date Published: May 24, 2018

Rockets earn 3.235 grade point average in spring semester

University of Toledo student-athletes earned a combined grade point average of 3.235 in the 2018 spring semester, Vice-President and Athletic Director Mike O'Brien recently announced. It is the seventh consecutive semester in which UT student-athletes have earned a semester GPA above 3.2, and the 19th straight semester of at least a 3.1 GPA.

Date Published: May 24, 2018

Competing dining dog bills advance in Ohio House, Senate

Legislation that would allow dog lovers around the Buckeye State to take their canine friends with them to a favorite outdoor dining spot continue to course through each house of the Ohio Legislature.

Date Published: May 23, 2018

UT’s TJ Buchholz signs contract extension through 2021 season

The University of Toledo and head women's soccer coach TJ Buchholz have agreed to a contract extension that will keep Buchholz at the helm of the Rockets through the 2021 season, UT Vice President/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike O'Brien recently announced.

Date Published: May 23, 2018

Four Rocket teams earn honors for perfect academic progress rate scores

Four University of Toledo sports were honored by the NCAA for ranking in the top 10 percent of their sport in Academic Progress Rate (APR). The four sports were Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Men's Tennis and Women's Tennis. All four sports received perfect scores of 1,000 for the four-year period from 2013-14 to 2016-17.

Date Published: May 22, 2018