Last month, news broke that the Parks Department was seeking four high-end food vendors to set up shop in the parking lot adjacent to the shell of a once famed restaurant Tavern on the Green. Today the official request for proposals was released, revealing that all potential operators have until August 13 to put together their applications, collect the $1,000 application fee, and and sway the committee.
The Dept. is seeking one mobile beverage unit, two "mobile food units for the sale of specialty food," and one ice cream and dessert unit. Prospective vendors can run one or more of the units, and the term is just for one year with a one year renewal option. They state:
The operations of these concessions are intended to be of a premium quality in terms of both Mobile Food Unit design and menu content, making a significant improvement to the quality and ambiance of the park....Parks will view favorably menus that are inventive and interesting, serve a variety of options beyond hot dogs and pretzels, and that incorporate ethnically diverse and/or healthy food choices.
The first site visit takes place on Thursday, July 29 at 10 AM, so Danny Meyer, Marc Murphy, Red Hook Lobster Pound folks, whomever—mark it on the calendar.
The full pdf can be downloaded here after logging in.
· Opportunities at the City of New York Parks [Official Site]
· City Seeks High End Food Carts for Tavern on the Green [~ENY~]