LONG BRANCH: The city has found new tenants for its three boardwalk concession stands.
The Long Branch Council awarded a 3-year lease to RMR Group LLC to operate the concession stands at West End Avenue, Bath Avenue and Cottage Place during its April 25 meeting.
The city received two bids from potential operators; RMR Group which offered $16,800 for the Bath Avenue and Cottage Place stands and $11,600 for the West End Avenue stand and All Around Concessions which offered $12,000 for the Bath Avenue and Cottage Place locations and another $12,000 for Wet End location. RMR Group will pay the city $52,962 over the course of the lease.
The Ambrosino family will be in charge of the stands and will be selling prepared food and soft drinks from the West End and Bath Avenue stations and beach sundries from the Cottage Place stand. The concession stands are now open and will be in operation until Sept. 30.
Park Eats, LLC operated all three stands last year after submitting a bid of $33,061 and sold hot and cold sandwiches, finger foods, salads, snacks, desserts and hot and cold drinks. Park Eats was originally signed up for a three-year contract to operate the stands but that contract was cancelled by the city.