Paul Curtin saved the North Beach Oasis and turned it into a popular profit center for the City. Lying' John coveted it - took it away from Mr. Curtin and gave it to his friends!NOW - with Lying' John gone - "the friends" don't want it anymore.....
Mar 27, 2017:
RACINE — Fans of Benjamin Beer Co., 507 Sixth St., are one step closer to enjoying its products under the summer sun on North Beach.
On Monday night, the city Finance and Personnel Committee unanimously approved a proposal, pending a fiscal note before the next City Council meeting, which would allow Benjamin Beer Co., Inc., to operate the concession services at the North Beach Bath House, known to many as the North Beach Oasis.
Kathryn Kasper, purchasing agent for the city of Racine, said the city put out two official bid notices and hadn’t heard any responses from anyone.
“It’s a bit of a tough concession to run, we understand that,” Kasper said adding Benjamin Beer Co. approached the city with an offer. “We felt that it was a fair proposal.”
If approved by the City Council, Kasper said the company is willing to pay the city 15 percent of its revenue made at the facility during the first year and 20 percent the second year.
In the past, contracts for vendors lasted five years but Kasper said as the city will be studying the best uses for North Beach as part of the “North Beach Master Plan,” this contract is for two years.