No one knows when Compo Beach and Longshore will reopen.
But when they do, the Parks & Recreation Department will be ready.
After announcing in November that Joey’s by the Shore is no longer the concessionaire at the beach, pool and halfway house, Parks & Rec sent out an RFP.
There were 5 responses. Three applicants were interviewed. And the winner is …
Upsilon Entertainment Group.
The Larchmont, New York-based firm begins the approval process at a Board of Finance meeting tomorrow (Wednesday. April 1). The 8 p.m. Zoom meeting will be livestreamed on WestportCT.gov, and shown on on Optimum channel 79 and Frontier channel 6020.
Then, at a public meeting on April 7 (8:30 a.m.), the Planning & Zoning Commission considers the 1st selectman’s 8-24 Request for a Report about the new concessionaire. The meeting will be streamed live on the town website, and on Cablevision Channel 79.
The P&Z’s purview is to consider the overall planning impact of the proposed lease for the use of these municipal spaces. Public comment can be made in writing only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, to ensure that comments are circulated to the entire P&Z Commission.
Interested residents can review the application materials, including the proposed lease, here: https://www.westportct.gov/government/departments-a-z/planning-and-zoning-department/p-z-pending-applications
Final approval would be granted by the Board of Selectmen. A date for that meeting has not yet been set.