From the Queens Courier:
Terrace on the Park operators want to upgrade the facility and are looking to get a new lease on the popular and historic Flushing Meadows-Corona Park catering hall to do so.
Their contract with the city’s Parks Department expires next March, officials said.
The department has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 52-11 111th Street site.
“While the current concessionaire has invested more than $8 million in capital improvements, exceeding the requirements of their license agreement, it is clear that additional infrastructure investments are needed,” a Parks spokesperson said.
George Makkos, co-owner of Terrace on the Park, said they have invested $12 million so far to better the catering hall.
But the 100,000-square-foot building needs “millions” of dollars more in capital improvements which cannot be done under the looming lease expiration date, Makkos said.
“Given the size and complexity of the building, the money that we will need to spend will never be recovered in the time, in the lease that we have left,” he said.
Makkos said he and co-owner Jimmy Kaloidis want to retain and upgrade the catering hall.
Here's more on the current owner:
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Terrace on the Park contract up for bid
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:08 AM
Labels: bid, contracts, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Parks Department, repairs, rfp, terrace on the park
All of the mafia caterers are going to be lining up for that spot.
I wonder who will get the private sanitation carting contract? Then there are linen suppliers, etc.
La Cosa Nostra's gonna make out good, as usual.
Maybe Halloran's buddy, Joey "d'or" Franco, will muscle his way into this picture.
Eeenee, meenee, minee, mo....
Gambino , Luchese or some other s and so?
The place has been a dive for years. Attended a function there some 10 years ago and got food poisoning.
Sell it to the Port Authority and turn It into a helicopter landing pad. They can then fly soccer and tennis fans directly to the park.
No thanks, the mob can have it. The structure is 50 years old now, right? It's got to be close to needing huge structural upgrades. I heard that the placed swayed back and forth when it was crowded, 30 years ago.
Do you mean to tell me that there's actually a part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park that the USTA does not want?
That's why he hired Kermit Thermin as attorney
It's time has come and GONE. The structure is extremely outdated. The building needs to be demolished and a new one erected. The big attraction has been the view from the top floor. The food has always been hit or miss, mostly miss.
Elevator too dangerous for wired locksmiths
Muckhose & Calloids! What a name!
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