ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) – Casey’s Cove Marina, a family-owned boat and motor sales business, will close its location at Crooked Lake at the end of October after the property was sold to an investment group.
Owner Pat Casey announced the move in a Facebook post on Thursday.
“Please know this was not an easy decision for (my wife) and I,” Casey said in the video. “Over the many years we have considered Crooked Lake as our home as well as so many of you as our family.”
According to Casey, the transaction to the investment group will be official after Oct. 31. He did not specify what will become of the Crooked Lake property after Nov. 1.
Casey cited recent health concerns as a reason that led to the decision to sell the Crooked Lake property.
Jeb Bartley, a boater who’s been coming to the marina for more than 15 years, noted that Casey’s Cove Marina was the only place for boaters to fuel up and get supplies right on the water.
“So basically, we’re going to have to go back to old school, you know, filling up your gas tanks and hauling them down to your boat and filling it up,” said Bartley. “But, you know, that’s how we grew up on the lake years ago and now we’re just gonna have to go back to that.”
Bartley added that he’s couldn’t be more grateful for the Casey family and their years of service.
Casey’s grandson, T.J., described the closing as “really tough,” but said he’s appreciative of the marina’s loyal customers over the years.
“We really want to thank everybody for all the memories that we had here and a lot of you become family to us and as a small family owned business, we hope to have you guys just continue to do business with us in the next chapter of our life,” said T.J. Casey.
Casey also shared in the video that the business will re-open at a new location on Orland Road, about a mile north of the original location, no later than January 2022. Casey said it will sell all of the same items, except for fuel.
Until it opens, Casey’s Cove will work remotely and by appointment early starting this November.
Casey’s Cove Marina has operated at its Crooked Lake location since 1991, serving customers throughout northeast Indiana over the last 30 years to offer boats, rentals and other related services.