Request for Expression of Interest | Commercial Concession Facility | Central Park

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Requests for expressions of interest are invited to submit proposals to operate a City owned commercial concession facility.

It is anticipated that proponents would attend the open house to view the facility and submit an outline of relevant experience, qualifications, and business plan (not to exceed 3 pages). The proponent’s submission should include a description of how they will create visually attractive and locally inspired cuisine options for locals and visitors alike.  

The ideal proponent will have knowledge of culinary business best practices, strong interpersonal skills, and experience in the restaurant/tourism industry.

The Successful Proponent will not be the lone food vendor in the park, as other food vendors may be permitted as part of a Special Event or pursuant to City Bylaws.

Proponents are welcome to provide their own schedule, however the City is requesting the concession to be open during the following timeframes:

  • Weekdays 11:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. or dusk, June 28th, until September 10th, 2021;
  • Weekends 10:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. or dusk, June 28th, until September 30th, 2021.

The Successful Proponent will lease of the Concession facilities at an all-in rate of $1200 per month, between May 01st, 2021 and September 30th, 2021. Monthly Fee structure outside of this timeframe can be discussed.

Sale or rental of items other than food or beverages will be considered, and must be approved, in writing, by the City.       

Submission:  Should be directed to or the following address:

Sky McKeown, Recreation and Facilities Manager
PO Box 189, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8
Phone: (250) 378-4224

Site Visit: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at the Central Park Concession located at 2975 Voght St., Merritt, BC.

Deadline for submissions is April 8th, 2021. 

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