A look see on that new fangled Internet will show the exciting opportunities around arena concession operations. While Watertown is not Houston, some of the same flare and innovation can be adapted locally, with outside the box thinking.
In the finite world of purchasing and lawyering, it may seem as simple as putting out a bid document, like you are buying boxes of copy paper.
There's a lot of leverage the city has, beyond just letting out the fright headlines about a $200K alteration or the cost of hiring an overseer.
I'd be looking at the deals you can cut with Big Soda for equipment and use ad space in the facility as part of the deal. It's a premier location and they like that. Even naming rights.
So many people have come forward with ideas since news stories about the topic. I have referred a couple names to officials so they can talk to people outside the usual suspects.
This is a challenge calling for a can-do attitude.