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Toledo Legal News - News The New Toledo Beach is Open

 

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

16 Rockets named MAC Distinguished Scholar Athletes

Sixteen University of Toledo student-athletes were named Distinguished Scholar-Athletes from the spring season by the Mid-American Conference. The awards were voted on by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions representing the 'best of the best' from each sport's Academic All-MAC team.

Date Published: July 13, 2018

Lawmakers seek $25 million for rural industrial park fund

Repealed in 2015, the Rural Industrial Park Loan Fund, which had not received appropriations for some four years at the time, would again fund loans for industrial park development in rural Ohio if the sponsors of House Bill 695 successfully champion the measure.

Date Published: July 13, 2018

Smucker to partner with Rev1 on food innovations

Rev1 Ventures and the J.M. Smucker Co. have announced a collaboration to connect with emerging technologies and startups across several areas of the food industry, including ingredient and process technology, snacking, commodity and supply chain.

Date Published: July 13, 2018

529 plans team up with scholarships

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear at Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, is, “What happens to the 529 if my child receives a full ride?” We certainly hope your child does earn that amazing academic or athletic achievement; however, research shows that the odds do not seem to be in their favor.

Date Published: July 12, 2018

Ohio Attorney General’s Office receives Best Brief Award

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced that his office was awarded a Best Brief Award from the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during their recent award cycle for their brief in a prominent antitrust case.

Date Published: July 12, 2018

Rockets announce 2018-19 non-conference schedule

The University of Toledo men's basketball program has finalized its 2018-19 non-conference schedule, Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk recently announced. The non-league slate consists of seven home dates, three road contests, and three neutral-site matchups.

Date Published: July 12, 2018

Author of state health care transparency law offers revision

The southwest Ohio lawmaker who devised the Ohio Price Transparency Law in 2015 has proposed a new version of the law, making health insurance companies responsible for estimates of health care costs rather than physicians - as originally enacted.

Date Published: July 11, 2018

Supreme Court of Ohio considers disciplinary action against attorney who accused judges of incompetence

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 26th, heard four oral arguments, including an issue brought by the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct which is recommending a one-year suspension with six months stayed for Cleveland attorney Richard A. Oviatt. According to the board’s report, the attorney “impugned the integrity of the judges from the Eighth District Court of Appeals by accusing them of incompetence, corruption, and criminal conduct.”

Date Published: July 11, 2018

Residents of Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities rate their providers

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a division of the Ohio Department of Aging, has released results of the 2017 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey. The survey, conducted through face-to-face interviews with residents of nursing homes and residential care (assisted living) facilities, gauges residents’ satisfaction with an array of focus areas related to their care and everyday life.

Date Published: July 10, 2018

Toledo to play at Ohio State in 2022

The University of Toledo football team will play Ohio State in Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 17, 2022, UT vice president and athletic director Mike O'Brien announced. The contest will mark the fourth meeting between the two schools and the first since a 27-22 Buckeye victory in Columbus in 2011.