SUMMIT TWP. – Another Conneaut Lake Park treasure has been relegated to the history books. The Dockside Restaurant and Beach Club were destroyed in an early morning fire.
Reports from the scene indicate the fire started in the Dockside and spread. The initial call was made at around 20-after 2. By 5:00 a.m. both establishments were destroyed completely.
For the time being, the blaze is being ruled undetermined. Summit Towship Fire Chief Gig King says the State Police Fire Marshall will be on the scene later today.
The fire occurred in the same week as filming for a new travel channel series focused on renovating the historic amusement park, and ahead of Saturday’s planned unveiling of a new Midway exhibit. No word yet on how this newest tragic development will affect those plans.
Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Otherwise, no one was hurt.
Greg Sutterlin, manager of the Beach Club, tells us the property is insured, but of course that will never replace what was lost.