Jeff Ruby's Waterfront sitting on bottom of Ohio

Jeff Ruby's Waterfront sitting on bottom of Ohio

Jeff Ruby's Waterfront sitting on bottom of Ohio

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by Ally Marotti

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Hebron, Ky. (Cincinnati Enquirer)-- Jeff Ruby's Waterfront restaurant is sinking.

 
It is the latest in a series of bad luck for the floating restaurant, which Ruby has planned to rebuild on dry land.
 
The Waterfront is currently docked at the C&B Marina in the 6700 block of River Road, where part of it is submerged and resting on the bottom of the Ohio River.
 
"The last incident we nearly lost it, but we know that was an iceberg," Ruby said Tuesday afternoon upon arriving at the scene. "We don't know what caused this incident, but we're gonna find out before an employee dies."
 
The last incident occurred in February, when a large chunk of ice hit the restaurant, knocking it free of its moorings. It had been towed to a spot in Covington Landing when the ice chunk impacted, and it came to rest against a trestle of the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge. Maintenance worker Steve Poe was on board when it was struck.
 
The restaurant was towed downriver to Hebron, where it remains.
 
No one was on board the Waterfront Tuesday morning.
 
The craft is listing about 40 degrees to starboard and resting on the bottom of the Ohio River, according to a spokesperson for the marina who declined to identify himself.
 
In March 2011, the restaurant became partially unmoored from its spot at Pete Rose Pier and drifted about 100 feet downriver with 84 diners on board. It has been closed ever since.
 

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