Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Booze at Bayside Marina?

Plans for a new concessionaire at the Bayside Marina who could possibly sell alcoholic beverages have met with opposition from the community.

The city’s Parks Department issued a Request for Proposals recently that is due for submission on Nov. 26. The RFP states that alcoholic beverages may be served with the appropriate state license. Drinks would only be served in the immediate area and would have to be consumed on the premises.


Booze plans for marina concerns Baysiders

Currently, only beer is sold at the marina’s snack bar. That concession has been run for 15 years by MDM Marina Corp., which is interested in keeping the business.

“Adding liquor there is an accident waiting to happen,” said Henry Euler, a member of Community Board 11’s Parks Committee.

Frank Skala, another C.B. 11 member, who attended a walk-through with Euler and people interested in gaining the concession last week, agreed. “Alcohol and boats don’t mix,” Skala said. “It’s not a good combination.”

C.B. 11 District Manager Susan Seinfeld noted that although alcoholic beverages are mentioned in the RFP, the city has no intention of permitting liquor there. “I spoke to Alexander Han [of the Parks Department] and he understands the concerns,” she said.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This should not be an issue,at all. If Beer is currently sold there that is more than enough, even too deadly.

Anonymous said...

Walk down Bell ("Bar") Blv'd. (particularly on Friday nights).

Bayside has enough drunks already.

Anonymous said...

This is a quote from the original post:

"C.B. 11 District Manager Susan Seinfeld noted that although alcoholic beverages are mentioned in the RFP, the city has no intention of permitting liquor there. “I spoke to Alexander Han [of the Parks Department] and he understands the concerns,” she said."

When was the last time anyone from the Parks Department told the truth? I would hope that people reading about this issue are not naive enough to believe that DPR is capable of understanding or actually cares about a community's concerns.

Wade Nichols said...

Simple solution to the Baysiders, if they really don't want alcohol in their community: just say "We are moslems!", grow a beard, have a few women put on head coverings, and that will be the end of that! The city will back off in 2 seconds flat!

Cherokeesista said...

Jimmy, Marty:) I LOVE THE BAYSIDE MARINA:) I wouldn't anchor anywhere else:) My home away from home:)