Smitty’s Marina, Inc.
Carl Zanardini has 15 years of experience in successfully managing a marina/boat sales business. He has a reputation for running a clean, well maintained, family oriented marina. There is a long waiting list of people who want to dock their boat at his marina for the season. The business now consists of boat sales & service, a marina, and a restaurant.
The Progress Fund loaned $466,000 to allow Carl to refinance his existing mortgage.
The marina is located on the Monongahela River. It is one of the major attractions and anchors to the area known as the River Side Village Shoppes. This is a collection of quaint shops and restaurants, including the Back Porch Restaurant and the Serendipity Tea Room and Café. The marina attracts season long boaters from a large geographic area who also patronize the restaurants and shops in the area. With the opening of the restaurant, 11 new positions were created, with an additional 4 jobs projected to be created as the business grows.