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New business eyed at Point Gratiot

The Point Gratiot beach shower building has a new interested party looking to open a recreation business.

At a recent Dunkirk Common Council meeting, Mayor Wilfred Rosas spoke of a man interested in opening a business where he can rent out kayaks, paddleboards and jet skis.

“I did meet with him with our development director and we’re going to be looking to propose to this council a lease agreement with this gentleman,” Rosas said.

“We were approached by a local business owner that wants to open up an additional business in Dunkirk and he’s interested in leasing the old shower building at the point,” Development Director Rebecca Wurster said. “Currently that building is vacant and hasn’t been used in 20 years, but we did include that in our point project with all the new roofs on the pavilions because we knew that the building would at one point be utilized, it has a new roof on it, but needs a lot of work on the inside and he’s interested in taking that on. We’re currently working out a lease agreement as far as monthly payments and the insurances he needs.”

Wurster as well as Rosas believes that the investment will enhance more of the point recreation that’s going on.

“The goal with the project at the point a few years ago was to try and draw more people to use the park,” Rosas said. “The point is the largest park that we have in the city; when I came on board as mayor that it wasn’t being used as much as it used to be so this would also bring more people there.”

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