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Vermilion Jet Skies is coming to Vermilion, Ohio, opening Memorial Day Weekend 2021. Bring your friends or family and cruise Lake Erie with their new fleet of 2021 Kawasaki STX160 Jet Skis. Jonathan Hauck, Joe McHenry and Chris Lehky of Vermilion will open the new rental business at the former location of Erie Shore Wave Runners, 655 W. River Road, which moved to Lorain.

Another business face lift is occurring on Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. "Josh Frederick and Mike Welch attended the December 2, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting," stated Mayor Forthofer. "Both Frederick and Welch are native Vermilionites. They described their plans for a business incubator to support enterprising tradesmen. Their purchased property.

Tranquil Lake Yoga & Wellness is opening soon in Vermilion, Ohio, with classes starting January 4, 2021. The Yoga & Wellness studio will be located at 678 Grand Street in downtown Vermilion. Tranquil Lake Yoga & Wellness is aware of the challenging times our community is facing as a result of Covid-19. It is their opinion that, when done safely, the benefits of in person yoga and wellness classes are numerous.

Brian Crandall is a retired Sandusky Firefighter. He and his wife Jill own Silly Goose Unique Gifts, 657 Main Street, Vermilion. Crandall donated an American flag to the City and asked that it fly above the new Vermilion Fire Department Firehouse 1 during its dedication in January 2021. Crandall presented the flag to Mayor Forthofer Friday.

Formerly known as Bulan's Boatyard, Vermilion Marina continues a decades-long tradition of dependable service to Lake Erie boaters. The new owners bring with them decades of experience in the marine industry and a lifetime on the water. A life dedicated to boating led them naturally to the quaint maritime town of Vermilion, Ohio.

Why buy local? By choosing local and independent businesses, you not only enjoy a more personal experience, you help: The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood–scale businesses and the public spaces around them build relationships and community cohesiveness. They’re the ultimate social networking sites! Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain.

Studies show that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation.

The rumors are true. Mayor Forthofer has confirmed that Joe Jesko and Jeremy Crawford, of The Pavilion Grill & Tavern, will be saving the old Burger King in Vermilion from demolition. “After an inside and out renovation, the new restaurant will be named 3-B's...Bites, Buns And Bowls,” stated the mayor. The restaurant will feature upscale, healthy, and hearty quick food. The cuisine will be rice based blended with fish, chicken and vegetables bites.

Stop by and check out the new Railway Barber Shop in downtown Vermilion, Ohio from 9 am to 7 pm on October 2, 2020. If you would like a haircut on opening day, book an appointment on the website. The barbershop’s second location will be in the old Vermilion Hardware Store. Railway Barbershop's existing location is at The Shoppes of Olde Avon Village at 36840 Detroit Road in Avon, Ohio.

A new convenience store/gas station, recently approved by the City of Vermilion’s Planning Commission, is being planned for East Liberty between the Farm Market and Vintage Crossing by Dave Prince, co-owner of the Great Lakes Startall II truck repair. “There are no convenience stores or gas stations at the far east end of the East Liberty Corridor...until now,” stated Mayor Forthofer.

Vermilion Rotary Club is staying proactive in the fight against COVID 19. They have purchased 11 heavy (metal) hand sanitizing stations that are ideal for use indoors and out. Each stand comes with 2 bottles of hand sanitizer to get you started. They fit perfectly in the sleeve on top and additional bottles can be purchased at the local True Value Steinaker Hardware in South Shore Shopping Center.

At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, Mayor Forthofer stated a new development on Liberty East is planned, Tradesmen Park. “Most of Vermilion's business growth will be home grown,” stated the mayor. “Our seasonal demographics are just not attractive to the big retail chains. Tradesman Park is something I believe our community needs badly.”