Deal brews to bring Park City Coffee Roaster to library
March 24, 2015
There is a deal brewing for space at the renovated Park City Library.
City Hall staffers on Monday recommended Park City Coffee Roaster be awarded a three-year lease to operate a small coffee shop in the redone facility. The Park City Council on Thursday is scheduled to cast a vote to authorize the agreement. Staffers recommended Park City Coffee Roaster over four others that sought the deal.
Under the terms of the agreement, the rent will be set at 10 percent of gross sales. There will not be an additional monthly rental fee for the space. The coffee shop will occupy upward of 300 square feet just inside what will be the main entrance to the building once the renovation is completed. The main entrance will be shifted from its traditional location on the east side of the building to the north side. There will also be seating on a patio just outside the location of the coffee shop.
"We look at it as a real relationship," said Robert Hibl, who owns Park City Coffee Roaster with his brother.
Park City Coffee Roaster operates one store, which is located at Kimball Junction, and sells coffee on a wholesale basis throughout Utah. The company offers 32 different coffees made from beans imported from Africa, South America, Central America and Indonesia. The beans are certified fair trade, Hibl said. He said Park City Coffee Roaster wants to offer blends that are made in small quantities at the library location and provide information about the coffees.
Park City Coffee Roaster also plans to sell juices and baked goods at the library location, Hibl said. He said a loyalty program will be created for library patrons.
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Hibl said Park City Coffee Roaster is a sponsor of the Park City Film Series, which uses the Santy Auditorium in the Park City Library and Education Center as its screening room, and coffee will continue to be donated to the series. He said the library location will operate during the Sundance Film Festival, which also uses the Santy Auditorium to show movies.
Some of the recommended details of the agreement, according to a City Hall report drafted in anticipation of the meeting on Thursday, include:
The report provides a summary of the reasons staffers recommended Park City Coffee Roaster over the others that sought the deal. They include Park City Coffee Roasters’ 17-year history in the area and "demonstrated success operating in Old Town." The report also says Park City Coffee Roaster understands how to operate in a seasonal community and has a flagship store in the area that provides resources.
In its submittal to City Hall, Park City Coffee Roaster says the municipal government is a client. The company provides coffee to the Marsac Building, the library and the Public Works Building, the submittal says.
"As you can see Park City Coffee Roaster is deeply involved in Park City and has established relationships, as well as a commitment to our community. We can build a retail relationship with the Library to bring in more and more locals for a real community center," the submittal says.
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