Eating House is eating up the Glass House
The director of the Center notified the community center of the "take over" recently. The restaurant will now claim almost all of the equipment storage space and the bathrooms, effective August 17, according to Mike Simpson, who is running for District 2 Commission seat. His wife Stayc Sharrow Simpson runs the Gymagination program at the Glass House.
"This will effectively kill all community programs in the Peacock Park Community Center," says Mike.
"According to the parent of one of my wife's students (who was privy to the details of the final deal between the City & the restaurant) this can happen because the City did not lease half the building to the restaurateur--apparently they leased the ENTIRE building to a property management company who sublet it to the restaurant. My wife will be demanding to see contracts that give them this right, but I'm sure there's paperwork somewhere," says Mike.
It makes sense as Peacock Park itself has sold out to the highest bidder, why not the glass house? Kick ball teams have been thrown out of the park after so many years and the soccer field and basketball courts are controlled by St. Stephen's school. A friend told me that this was going to happen years ago, I didn't believe her but she was totally right.
Update: Grace Solares is on it. She sent this email this morning: "I have requested a copy of the Lease between the City and the Glass House. This should tell us how much of the area they are entitled to use. I received a copy of the Lease this morning and it is about 107 pages long. I have also requested a copy of the actual RFP. I have not received that one. I just have to remind you that the Lessees of the Glass House are the same who received the RFP award at Grove Bay/Scotty's [Grove Bay Investment Group]. Surprised?"
Grace is also running for District 2 Commission seat.
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