The Media, Pa., club’s current contract for banquet room, bar and snack bar concessions will expire January 31. Potential contractors are required to have five years of experience and must furnish the kitchen and dining room, perform maintenance and offer ideas for new amenities and improvements.
Marple Township-owned Paxon Hollow Country Club will advertise a request for proposals to operate its banquet room, bar and snack bar concessions, the Delaware County (Pa.) Daily Times reported.
The Media, Pa., club’s current contract with Patrick Burns, who also manages the restaurant and banquet operation at Springfield (Pa.) Country Club, is set to expire on January 31, 2013, the Daily Times reported.
Potential contractors must have five years of experience and will be required to furnish the kitchen and dining room and maintain the facilities through repairs and utility costs. The suggested annual rental amount and subsequent increases are required in the proposal, with the minimal acceptable figure for 2013 set at $200,000.
Proposals should include potential amenities to be added or improvements to be made, and “preference shall be given to a contractor willing to improve, renovate or propose opportunities to establish new uses or revenue streams.” The total suggested compensation package and a number of other criteria will be taken into account, the Daily Times reported.
“We are hoping to see creative ideas,” said Commissioner John Longacre. “Give us your best shot.”
The new lease will be for five years with a five-year renewal option, the Daily Times reported.
“We are looking for a partner, not just an operator,” said Commissioners President Mike Molinaro. “The word is on the street, and there is already buzz in the community.”
Paxon Hollow’s property includes an 18-hole public golf course, pro shop and food operation. The course averages 31,000 rounds per year, including more than 40 annual outings involving 3,000 to 4,000 guests, the Daily Times reported.