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While making it plain that it’s not against the concept of Westchester County bringing in a private company to manage the Playland Amusement Park,...
After a fight that had been taking place in public and in court, Westchester County and Standard Amusements have agreed to end their contract...
The county requires that those making a proposal have at least 10 years of continuous experience as an owner and operator of a food concession or restaurant business with annual gross sales of more than $2.5 million.
Natasha Caputo, director of the tourism and film office, characterized the county as reaching new heights and demonstrating that “the collective efforts between our tourism partners are paying off.”
Standard Amusements LLC is asking a federal court to reinstate a contract that was terminated May 28 by Westchester County that allowed it to take over operation of Playland.
The Business Journal obtained a copy of the letter that states that Standard Amusements for months failed to cure material breaches of the contract and did not engage in good faith negotiations with the county.
Standard Amusements stated in the filing that it has spent more than $9 million under the agreement regarding Playland, including certain nonrefundable deposits paid to the county, without receiving a dollar in return on its investment.
“We'll find out soon enough who's going to be running the park in 2020, but for right now it's our duty and obligation to run it in 2019,” the Westchester county executive said.
The company accused the county executive of mismanaging the park, refusing to negotiate, disregarded $20 million in increased funding, and consistently pursuing a path to litigation.
Standard Amusements said that it has worked for nine years and spent more than $10 million on Playland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alsZ8ogMnuY “We don’t believe it’s the best deal for the taxpayers of Westchester County,” County Executive George Latimer told members of The Business Council of...
In a report detailing the contract between the county and the park's future private operator, Latimer says the county will invest millions of dollars into the park for little return.
The Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously approves a bill to privatize management of Playland amusement park in Rye.
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