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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Remember Our Speculation about La Colombe? Um, We Were Wrong

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 5:19 PM

click to enlarge Justin Herman needs a fourth food vendor. - KEVIN Y./YELP
  • Kevin Y./Yelp
  • Justin Herman needs a fourth food vendor.
After ever more elaborate blogulation about Rec and Park's mysterious pick for pushcart food sales in Justin Herman Plaza, we admit it: We got it wrong. Heinously wrong.

Yesterday, we engaged in elaborate speculation about the La Colombe whose bid for a street-food contract the city accepted, even blowing our employer's cash on calls to Philly. Turns out ― according to Rec and Park spokesman Elton Pon ― the La Colombe in question is in fact a small bakery in Pacifica skilled at eluding the Google. It also turns out that La Colombe, in the words of Pon, "decided last week against operating a pushcart concession at this time." Which means there's an opening. "We ultimately would like to place an additional cart at Justin Herman Plaza," Pon said via e-mail. "No one has been selected yet."

Other La Colombe: Are you listening?

Pon also said that negotiations with winning bidders should take a month or so, and that newly contracted carts should start appearing on city greens 45-90 days from now.

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