FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – City council is set to decide whether Vive Spin Studio will move into the empty second floor concession space at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.
In an April 26th council report, city administration recommends council consider entering a lease agreement with the spin bike studio instead of another food franchise. Booster Juice chose not to renew its lease last year, prompting the City to seek a vendor to fill the space.
Since the Canadian Grind was awarded a lease for the first floor concession last month, staff wants an alternative option to reduce direct competition in the building.
“The proposal is for a complimentary business suitable for a recreation complex and will be owned and operated by a young Fort St John entrepreneur,” says Director of Community Services, Karin Carlson, in the report.
The city also hopes the decision will increase traffic in the building and support two private business operators in the community.
Two proposals were submitted after the City expressed interest in having a local business fill the space. One was a food service proposal from Red Barn Eatery, and the other was from Vive.
In the report, Carlson says the owner of Red Barn indicated as a part of his proposal that he would not be interested if the Canadain Grind was awarded the downstairs space. He stated it was due to the businesses being too similar.
Council will make a decision Monday.
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