SUMMIT TWP. – A new Beach Club by spring of 2014. That’s the plan of Greg Sutterlin and Steve Popovich, of Park Restoration, LLC.
Sutterlin tells us efforts have already begun to raise money to replace the iconic Conneaut Lake Park hangout, which burned to the ground in a massive Thursday morning fire.
According to Sutterlin, a benefit will be held next month to help raise funds for the new building.
Dubbed Rock to Rebuild, the three day concert weekend is set to happen September 13th, 14th, and 15th and will feature forty bands, many of which have been regulars at the Beach Club in years past.
Sutterlin says his insurance policy on the property will cover most of the 800-thousand to 1 million dollars needed to rebuild the beach club, but the extra money raised will help.
He says the park's Board of Trustees had no insurance policy of their own on the property, which Sutterlin leases.
"Two of the three most valuable assets to the park have burned down. You'd think they would have learned their lesson," Sutterlin said, referring to the Dreamland Ballroom, Beach Club, and Hotel Conneaut.
The event is being organized by JT Marketing Promotions.
Meanwhile fire investigators still have yet to pin down a cause. The investigation is ongoing.