Details of Stubborn Goat's Halifax waterfront pub tender stay secret
Province says it's OK with the Waterfront Development Corporation for not releasing info
Kousoulis said given the winner of the contract will pay the province to use the site, rather than the government paying for a service, it doesn't necessitate releasing the details.
As well, the structure of the tender itself means the information doesn't need to be released, he said.
"Where we actually have a scoring component and a cost component, we do not release the financial details of those," he told reporters on Thursday.
Jennifer Angel, the acting CEO of the Waterfront Development Corporation, said it was a difficult decision to determine a winner, but declined to go into detail.
"We are not going to get into the specifics of the evaluation," she told CBC's Mainstreet on Tuesday.
The criteria that was used to evaluate the proposals were weighted between:
- proposed use of the space — 40 per cent
- rent proposal — 30 per cent
- expertise and experience of the operator — 20 per cent
- financial capacity — 10 per cent
Stillwell Beer Garden 2.0?
Stillwell's co-owner, Chris Reynolds, met with Waterfront Development Corporation officials and said he's not sure why Stillwell did not get the tender.
"We're not obsessed with Summit Plaza. We're gonna find another spot," he said this week.
"We expect to see a vibrant business with high quality local food and beverages that causes a stir, it draws locals to the waterfront and is also a target destination for visitors to the waterfront from away," she said.
Geir Simensen, co-owner of the Stubborn Goat Gastropub, said one of the things the business will be doing is bringing in a food trailer to improve the food offerings at the waterfront space.
The business will do some of the prep work at the Stubborn Goat's Grafton Street location, but the food will be cooked onsite at the waterfront.