Coit Tower Looking for Foodies

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 AM PDT
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Coit Tower Looking for Foodies

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Coit Tower is looking for more than a statute at its base.

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Among San Francisco's Rec & Park's many new plans to bring in new money and put a somewhat livelier face on its park properties is the idea of bringing a "high quality food and beverage concession" stand to the foot of Coit Tower.

The department's request for proposals was issued early last month, and they're now looking for anyone with the gumption to take on the management of a big tourist landmark, including its elevator, gift shop, and of course the new food cart outside. Perfect timing now that street food is going legit.

As with the Stow Lake Boathouse, comparisons to the Warming Hut abound again here — Rec & Park's looking for a classy op that'll bring in money without laying the shlock on too thick.

As for the food cart, they seem to be encouraging anything beyond Annie's Hot Dogs here — "(Rec & Park) will view favorably menus that are inventive and interesting, and serve a variety of options beyond hot dogs and pretzels. The food and service provided must be of high quality, yet affordable."

Proposals are due May, so we'll probably find out what's in store for the iconic tower after that.

Curbed SF contributed to this story.


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