Here comes pizza in a cone

A new food alternative will soon be available at City Park.

The city awarded a third concession to Konz Pizza in a Cone. The contract is for three years, running from May through September each year.

The company will pay the city $21,000 plus five per cent of gross revenues over the term of the contract.

Real estate services manager John Saufferer told council the bid was initially for Stuart Park, however, with construction still ongoing, it was decided to move the contract to City Park.

Konz will operate next to existing concession operators Wafelicious and Vietnam Village. It will replace Tacofina, which indicated the site was not financially viable and it would not return this year.

"The proposed location is within the existing concession hub at City Park. The three food trucks are located within close proximity of the water park and skate park and across the plaza from the recently constructed City Park washrooms near Cold Sands Beach," said Staufferer.

"Staff believes Konz Pizza in a Cone will compliment existing food vendors and provide a unique and memorable food experience for visitors and guests to one of Kelowna's most popular beaches."

While Konz was accepted as the winning bid for a food concession, there were no takers for a proposed activity or service concession in the park.

Staufferer said the city may take a look at revamping its current concession agreement to make it more appealing to an activity or service concession.

He said the agreement is quite strict, and more flexibility could open the process to more bidders.

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