August 03, 2005

Ground was scheduled to be broken yesterday on the $44 million Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa., on the shore of Lake Erie. The center will have a 30,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 15,000 square feet of meeting space and 13,500-square-foot ballroom, and will open in mid to late 2007. Construction will begin on the 203-room Sheraton headquarters hotel next spring.