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Westchester County seeking operator for Playland restaurant

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.

Westchester County sets tourism record; Playland attendance up

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 sues Westchester for canceling Playland contract

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.

Westchester County says Standard Amusements is in ‘irreparable breach’ 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, which had been in line to take over Playland,...

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.

Latimer confident county can succeed in running Playland

“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.

Standard Amusements goes on offensive in Playland contract dispute

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.

County cancels Playland deal; Standard says it still is interested

Standard Amusements said that it has worked for nine years and spent more than $10 million on Playland.

Children’s Museum expanding at Playland

The museum occupies what had been a long-abandoned bathhouse on the boardwalk, overlooking a prime section of the Playland beach.

County Executive George Latimer questions Playland deal; examines other county assets

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...

Report calls for re-evaluation of Playland agreement with Standard Amusements

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.

Board of Legislators passes Playland management plan

The Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously approves a bill to privatize management of Playland amusement park in Rye.

Last public hearing on Playland breaks no new ground

A legislative panel holds its final public hearing at Rye City Hall to hear comments on the plan to privatize management of Playland park.

Questions linger as Playland process begins again

County lawmakers plan to meet with two amusement park operators, deciding not to wait for the results of a consultant's Playland business operations report.

Jenkins wants to lease Playland to SPI’s runners-up

Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins is proposing the county lease Playland to two amusement park operators, with an annual rent of $3 million total.