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Rock & Dock opens as part of the North Coast Harbor

News Desk | 6/25/2014, 3:22 p.m.

Cleveland - The City of Cleveland has selected JIT Services, LLC to manage the 53-slip marina built in the North Coast Harbor basin located behind The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on E. 9th Street. Rock & Dock at North Coast Harbor Transient Marina in Downtown Cleveland, downtown’s newest addition has 53 dock slips that can accommodate boats with a minimum length of 26 feet.

Boaters traveling the Great Lakes can dock for the day or stop by for a few hours during their lake excursions. Rock & Dock will also provide paddle boats, kayaking and jet ski rentals for water sports enthusiasts.

“This is a big win for Cleveland and an exciting time for downtown’s resurgence,” said Larry Orlowski, General Manager for Rock & Dock, “We hope to see our residents and visitors take advantage of these great amenities. I’m excited to be part of the project.”

The marina is part of the Downtown Lakefront Plan and Cleveland’s commitment to revitalize the city’s waterfront. Funding for the development of this project came through a $1.5 million federal grant from the Department of Natural Resources for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services with an additional $500,000 in municipal funding.

Ricky Smith, Cleveland’s Director of Port Control, added, “Our vision for the lakefront includes development of lakefront as well as programmed special events and water activities. We are excited to be partnering with JIT Services to introduce new exciting water activities to lakefront visitors.”

Rock & Dock will host a number of events to attract visitors to the area including paddle boat races, exercise classes and will collaborate with North Coast Harbor’s management team, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, to present other recreational activities.

For boaters who dock at the marina, they will have walking access to all the great downtown attractions, including the Rock Hall of Fame and Museum, First Energy Stadium, the Great Lakes Science Center and, via private transportation or the waterfront transit line, the Horseshoe Casino, Progressive Field, the Flats - East Bank as well as W. 6th and E. 4th Street.

Rock & Dock is open for Jet Ski and Paddle Boat rentals and will begin Dock Rentals in late June. To reserve dock slips or for more information about

watersport rentals, please visit Rock and Dock’s website at www.rockanddock.com