I guess you’re toying with nature when your restaurant’s draw is that it floats on the Ohio River. In the case of Jeff Ruby’s floating restaurant, Watefront, he may not want to reopen the same establishment that floated away on him this past Friday night. According to a report out of the Cincinnati, 100 people were on board the Waterfront when it detached from its Ohio River moorings on Friday.
Strong currents factored in to the restaurant’s detachment. The cost of moving the restaurant and making sure it doesn’t float away again is likely to be “in the high six figures,” making it a costly decision on Ruby’s behalf of whether he shall keep the restaurant open or not.