The Ashtabula Tourism Commission Board is very busy in Ashtabula. The ATCB was formed in 1979 to help bring money in and help boost the local economy but the economy wouldn't feel any impact from the Board until 1987. In 1984 the TCB went on a massive campaign to intensify the cities lack luster look and feel. When Beautification 84 finally was launched, many local businesses pitched in and the end result was a beautiful city.
2.1--A beautiful, state of the art convention center was constructed in 1991. The
Tuscan Convention Center was built to impress and to bring the big shot
companies into Ashtabula.
2.2--Built on the banks of the mighty Tuscan River, TCC features two all glass,
triangular shaped pillars that reach up high into the sky. As you walk the stairs
to the top you will have a great view of the Tuscan river.
2.3--The ATCB started a "Build the Sign" campaign 4 years ago. The
sign was funded by donations from area residents. The thought was
to have something that was easy to see and recognize. The city name
was chosen and a "Hollywoodland" type sign was erected.
2.4--Just north of the Tuscan River sits Germaine Fashion Mall. A "mega-mall with
over 90 stores, 35 eateries and even a day care for the mommies. To the north of
the mall is Tuscan Avenue with the Tram in the middle. The Tram also makes a
few stops to the west of the mall.
2.5--These 2 obelisks sit on Tuscan Avenue and Germaine Avenue. There are several
in the city and each is a marker for a founding father. There are 6 spread out through
Ashtabula. These two are for Emmitt Ervin and Jonathon Cauvel.
More to come from the sites of Ashtabula......