What’s new at Put-in-Bay 2019

What’s on the plate for Put-in-Bay 2019 Wow! 2019! We can’t believe another year has come and gone. With that, we should look forward to what’s going to be new on the island this new year. Here’s a mixture of what we’ve seen and heard about what’s in store for the island.

Probably the biggest thing will be the arrival of Miller Boat Line’s new ferry, the M/V Mary Ann Market. Expect to see it join the fleet as next summer ends. Marv Booker tells us a new seawall on the east side of the docks at The Keys is forthcoming this season. It will make a stay at the docks there much more comfortable and safe when those northeast storms come up.

Work has already begun on enclosing the second-floor rooftop “green room” at Mr. Ed’s. We’re also getting wind of a new treehouse bar which is to be built on the property behind Lovella’s that changed hands this past season. The Goat will have a new staircase leading from their parking lot to Das Lokal, the Biergarten in their front yard. These sound like great additions to the Put-in-Bay Restaurants and bars.

New JumboTron TV at Put-in-Bay Resort

The Put-in-Bay Resort will be adding a Jumbotron Display facing the north that will highlight videos, sports events and kids movie nights in the summer. Stay tuned for release dates for movie nights which are open to the community! The Bay Lodging Resort is undergoing a remodel of their conference room and breakfast room by Rob Laplante who recently joined the staff.

Dave Zilch from Roger Miller Builders is putting on a new porch at the little cottage at the Anchor Inn, plus remodeling the restrooms at
Hooligans. Todd Blumensaadt’s crew has been working on the old Nissen home behind Mossbacks on Bayview Ave. The never-completed porch, deck, and restrooms of a bistro that was never finished are gone. The house has been gutted, new windows and siding installed, plus there’s a new roof. It sounds like a real improvement for Bayview Ave.

On the residential front, there are two new homes on East Point. One, which replaces the Seven Gables cottage at Shore Villas is already
under roof and sided. The other is on a lot across from the Acorn Club on Columbus Ave. The lot is already cleared. Catawba Construction is building both these homes. Greg Auger is working on a large addition to Jim and Nancy Lang’s home on Chapman Rd. Greg’s crew is turning a tiny cottage into a big one. Also on Chapman Rd., Scott Market, with the help of Rich Myers, is remodeling the former home of Rick and Linda Rothert. The biggest residential project on the island is the new home going in where Bob Schmidt lived on Toledo Ave. Bob’s house came down this fall and the construction site is stocked full of everything needed to build the home over the winter. It seems to be quite a bit of Put-in-Bay Real Estate Development this year!

The Put-in-Bay Garden Club recently came to the Village and the DeRivera Park Trustees with ideas for some improvements
in the downtown park. It looks like there will be new baskets and brackets for the flower baskets on the lampposts. And last, but not least, is an ozone treatment system at the Put-in-Bay water plant. This additional treatment will protect users from conditions associated with HABS, harmful algal blooms, which can produce toxins harmful to humans and pets. The EPA mandated the installation of the system because of the number of algae in the lake each summer. Put-in-Bay 2019 is sure to be a busy season with all this and more going on!