Mosaic Place general manager Scott Clark said two critical capital expenses are required for 2013.
“The Mosaic Place food and beverage facilities at present are unable to keep up with the level of activity and business at Mosaic Place,” said Clark. “On a typical evening, where we’ve got 3,000 people for a hockey game, we’re good. We have convention activity happening, we’re good. We have lounge activity happening, we’re fine. We have them all happening on the same evening, we can’t keep up with them.”
Clark and director of business development Doug Campbell presented the Mosaic Place and YaraCentre capital budget requests to budget committee during Monday’s meeting. The total capital expenses request is $237,700, which encompasses two items.
Clark said there have been many nights with multiple events. He added the facility requires additional equipment and capability because the volume has been close to double the initial projection for the food and beverage sector.
Clark said the total cost of upgrading is more than $210,000. Compass Group Eurest, the provider of food and beverage management at Mosaic Place and YaraCentre, has offered to make an additional $130,000 investment to Mosaic Place. The required contribution from Mosaic Place for those upgrades is $72,700.
For more information, see Wednesday's edition of the Times-Herald.