The Landing At Geneva On The Lake
Posted by LOTGK on May 15, 2008
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Geneva On The Lake opened Mother’s Day weekend signaling the beginning of the summer season. (Geneva is an old fashioned resort town geared to lay back relaxation and entertainment) Last year was the first year since the second World War that Erieview Park was not an iconic spot to land on at Geneva. It was demolished and sold off at auction in October of 2006.
We visited Geneva several times in 2007 and found a barren torn up stretch of land where the amusement park stood. This mini billboard sign offered hope to the vacationers of Geneva that something bigger and better was coming. “The landing” billboard touted a boardwalk, shops, restaurants, entertainment, a Ferris Wheel, scenic lake Erie view, and a carnival atmosphere.
We are planning to return this weekend, (Weather permitting) to view the progress of this new and exciting gathering place at Geneva. (And to order one of the jumbo size french fries at Time Square restaurant and dinner at Eddie’s Grill)
Quite frankly, I am not holding out any hope that any progress was made for the city barely allocates enough money to operate the resort at minimum requirements. it’s such a shame that the city council allowed the beautiful beach erode completely to a rusty steel barrier and broken cement breakers. The beach stretched for several miles with about 100 yards of white sand to the blue waters.
Knowing Geneva, I expect that the mini billboard will still be standing, a little faded from the sun, and plenty of graffiti to compliment the artists rendition of the Landing. Behind the sign, I expect to see barren land just like the year before.
The Grassy Knoll Institute will update when we return.
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL