In a constructive way , I would suggest operating the stand as in the past for the initial opening and in the meantime formulate a vision for what you are trying to accomplish with food service at the Arena.
With an improved facility there is value added to the area of concessions compared to the old snack bar operated successfully by the City the last five years.
The types of events and social functions likely warrant a grill and deep fryer. There needs to be a decision made on the fountain service put in. The facility in total will be very nice but the City continues to struggle with issues of food and beverage.
Families visiting expect and will pay for good product and a good atmosphere. It's really a case of taking the experience to a new level.
The results so far were not unexpected. The matter has been plagued by lawyers and politics and a decision is needed to ensure a successful roll out to a facility many will enjoy and be proud of.
I am speaking more as a person with experience in food and beverage and not as an ex pol.
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