The Parks Department last week put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a food service operation in the old bathhouse on Allen Street at Delancey Street.
The city is looking for a vendor to renovate the dilapidated building and set up an “attractive and affordable food service facility” for the public. According to the RFP, the operator will be financially responsible for all improvements made to the 1200 square foot building and surrounding area. The vendor will also be required to provide working bathrooms in the facility, which will be open to the general public. The city will allow alcohol to be served as long as the vendor has the approval of the State Liquor Authority.
The Parks Department will be looking favorably on applicants who propose services for cyclists, such as a bike repair operation. This provision is a nod to community members, who complained about a lack of local input in the future plans for the bathhouse. Concerns were voiced at a community board meeting this past winter.
The application deadline is Sept. 15. You can view the complete document below. DNA Info first reported about the release of the Allen Street RFP yesterday.