Three beach concession stands will have new food vendors this summer after the Long Beach City Council approved contracts Tuesday night for operations that will start as soon July.
The concession stands at Mother’s Beach, Bayshore Beach and Junipero Beach all had contracts approved by the council Tuesday night with Louisiana Charlie’s, Grill ‘em All and Saltwater Deck winning the contracts at those respective locations.
The contracts for Louisiana Charlie’s and Grill ‘em All are for five years while Saltwater Deck’s contract at the Junipero location is a three-year contract. All of the contracts begin July 1. All locations will serve a mix of burgers and of other options like frozen yogurt, vegan ceviche, pulled pork sandwiches and breakfast burritos, depending on the location.
The Alamitos Beach stand, the city’s largest and most expensive remodel, has yet to have a contract announced for that two-story beach concession stand but a city official said that an announcement for that location and Granada Beach could come as soon as August.
The council also approved a contract with Pedal Movement to rent bicycles at the Granada, Junipero and Alamitos Beach concessions stands once all three are operational.
Rents paid to the city by the vendors are expected to generate about $88,000 in the first year of operations, according to the memo. Each vendor will be able to renew their contracts for the same term once the existing one expires.
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