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Hamilton seeking more food concessionaires

Concession site: Dr EF Gordon Square (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

People with a passion for creating food or for starting a small business can get a start with a pop-up concession.

The City of Hamilton is seeking submissions for a new food concession as part of its food concession programme, which “seeks to enhance the vibrancy of the city and cater to the working public”.

The new concession is expected to be located at Dr EF Gordon Square, at the corner of Dundonald Street and Court Street.

A City spokeswoman said there were three vendors in the city that are part of the programme at present - Leslie’s Desserts in Victoria Park, Mix + Roll on Front Street and Noveltea in Queen Elizabeth Park.

She added two additional concessions may soon be opened, one on Front Street and one on Laffan Street.

The spokeswoman said the area was chosen because “it was felt that pairing a pop-up vendor with this location would bring added vitality to the area, and provide a specialty food option to those who live, visit and work there”.

The concession will come with an initial lease of one year, to start on May 1 with a rent of $800 per quarter.

Lorna Hayward, the city’s venue and rentals coordinator, said: “The food concession must provide an added value to the area in terms of diversity of available options, vibrancy, customer experience and aesthetics.”

She added that ideas for food concessions that compete with existing businesses in the area will not be considered.

Anyone interested can obtain a request for proposal document by email to Ms Hayward at Ihayward@cityhall.bm. Completed proposals must also be sent to Ms Hayward.

The deadline for proposals is March 28 at 5pm.

Successful applicants will be notified by April 5 and are expected to begin their operations no later than May 1.

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Published March 08, 2022 at 2:45 pm (Updated March 08, 2022 at 9:52 pm)

Hamilton seeking more food concessionaires

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