Lake Harriet committee meeting rescheduled for Oct. 12

The citizens’ committee investigating the future of concessions at Lake Harriet has rescheduled its sixth, and presumably final, meeting for 7 p.m. Oct. 12.

The group was originally expected to meet Sept. 24, but Chairman Matt Perry said it wanted to wait for results from an ongoing study of what could be changed about the current concessions building to handle more food options. Several committee members previously expressed interest in adding to the mostly popcorn and hot dogs menu but were wary of constructing a new building to do so.

The group is expecting marked-up floor plans of the refectory building, cost estimates and predictions on how the concession stand’s customer base would be affected by a change in the menu.

“Having that information is really important to us,” Perry said.

At the meeting, committee members are expected to decide whether to recommend expanding food options near the lake and, if yes, how the concessions would be laid out; to approve final recommendations; and to decide who would present those recommendations to the Park Board.

The meeting will be held at the Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W. 43rd St. It’ll be open to the public.

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