Talks continue on Zwicks restaurant
Posted 1 year ago
Tue, Apr 24th, '12 - 10:27 am
It looks like a proposal for a family restaurant at Belleville’s West Zwicks won’t get underway this year, as negotiations continue.
At City Council last night, restauranteur John Alexiou outlined his plans to spend 200-thousand dollars upgrading the park’s canteen, and a five year lease at 28-hundred dollars a season. Also, Alexiou says, 100-thousand dolars of that improvement would remain the city’s if he left the site.
But some community groups say they’ll lose money. Dwayne Barrett of the Canada Day committee said his committee would want some of the revenue from the restaurant on Canada Day, since the committee brings the crowds to the park and would lose on its food.
Council instructed staff to negotiate an agreement with Alexiou, taking into account concerns expressed by the major users of Zwicks Park, and report back at the next meeting.