The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for food vending carts at four locations on the North End and Wharf District Parks. Submissions are due April 2nd and vendors are expected to start operating on June 1st. (View the RFP.)
According to the RFP excerpt below, these are the locations where multiple carts may operate.
1. North End Parks, corner of Hanover Street and Surface Road
The North End Parks were very popular in 2009. The Freedom Trail crosses the Greenway at this location, bringing significant foot traffic. There are already tables and chairs. The Conservancy intends to operate an activity cart in the North End Park several days a week; exact hours and days are not finalized.
2. Wharf District Parks, corner of Surface Road and Atlantic Ave, near the Greenway Carousel
This location is just across from Faneuil Hall to the west and Christopher Columbus Park to the east. The Greenway’s Carousel is a huge draw, with tens of thousands of riders in 2009. The Carousel will be in operation from approximately May 7 to October 31, 2010. Just to the south of this location, the new Boston Harbor Islands Visitors Pavilion will be under construction from Spring 2010 to December 2010.
3. Wharf District Parks, corner of Milk Street and Surface Road, near the Rings Fountain
The Rings Fountain is a signature destination and was a major draw in 2009, especially for families with children. At least some of the seawall stones currently protecting the fountain are slated to be removed in late spring; if all stones are removed, alternative seating will replace them. The Conservancy intends to operate an activity cart for children near the Fountain several days a week; exact hours and days are not finalized.
4. Wharf District Parks, corner of Purchase Street and High Street
This triangular plaza, next to a grassy area with ample seating, is a popular destination for office workers during the week and families visiting the Aquarium during weekends. The Conservancy may install additional benches, plus new chairs and tables with umbrellas in this location. This area may be used periodically for live performances.