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Lake Helen City Commission is desperate to stop money loss at Creative Arts Cafe
By Jen Horton
posted Feb 17, 2014 - 9:12:00am
The five-member City Commission unanimously voted to forgo a competitive-bidding process, because taking the one offer on the table was in the best interests of the city.
Now begins the process of negotiating a lease with Lake Helen Limited Partners, represented by Dan McFall.
Central to those negotiations will be a “wish list” of 21 items McFall presented to the city, asking for things like control of the entire 5,000-square-foot building, a prohibition against any other food vendors in Blake Park, where the cafe is located, and permission to serve beer and wine both indoors and outdoors.
City commissioners also agreed the committee should conduct a workshop so Lake Helen residents can comment on the lease. If negotiations go well, the City Commission intends to bring the lease to the citizens to discuss in a workshop within the next 30 days.
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