Ruby Nutrition to lease space at RecPlex for concessions

Beverly Bryant - January 14, 2020 10:39 am

An agreement was approved by the Ponca City Board of Commissioners Monday night to allow Ruby Nutrition PC LLC to lease office space at the Ponca City RecPlex to operate concessions.

In January of 2019, the City of Ponca City assumed operations of the Ponca City RecPlex. During the transition, the city hired SFM (Sports Facility Management) to perform an operational assessment and make recommendations to improve the operations and offerings of the facility.

A recommendation SFM included in their report suggested the addition of concessions to the facility to offer healthy items to patrons.

In November 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department sent out a Request for Proposals to the community to find a concession vendor. In December 2019, city staff hosted a mandatory walk-through of the RecPlex and answered questions for the vendors.

There were four individuals that attended the mandatory meeting. On Jan. 2, 2020, city staff received and opened one proposal from Ruby Nutrition PC LLC. The proposal clearly laid out their intent for the space and is within the scope established.

Members will be able to enjoy post-workout shakes, energizing teas, hydrating drinks and the whole Diamond Nutrition menu.

The lessee will be occupying the space on the first floor which was the Aquatic Director’s office when the facility opened in 2010. It is approximately 215 square feet. The initial lease is for a period of three years with an option for two two-year renewals. The lease rate is $800 a month, beginning Feb. 1, 2020.

Ruby Nutrition will be responsible for all tenant improvements.


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