Floating Kentucky Restaurant Slowly Sinking Into Ohio River

August 7, 2014

A famous floating restaurant on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River is sinking.

It’s the latest bit of bad luck for owner Jeff Ruby’s Waterfront restaurant, which is docked at a marina across the river from Cincinnati. Part of it is submerged and already resting on the shallow bottom of the river.

Ruby tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that he doesn’t know what happened, but he intends to find out. Ruby has said he plans to rebuild the restaurant on dry land.

The restaurant has been closed since March 2011 when it became partially unmoored from its spot and drifted about 100 feet downriver with 84 diners on board. In February, a large chunk of ice hit the restaurant and again knocked it free of its moorings.

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