The city-run concession stand in the Watertown Municipal Arena is making money this season.
The Watertown Times reports that city’s superintendent of parks and recreation Erin Gardner reported to City Council last night that the concession stand has netted $12,481.97 so far this season, which doesn’t take into account the cost for inventory, supplies, material, staffing and new equipment.
The concession stand is mainly open on nights of Watertown Wolves minor hockey league games, for public skating nights and youth hockey games.
The snack bar made its debut with an expanded menu when the Wolves opened their season last October.
Last winter, the concession stand project became a debacle after a deadline arrived with no bids, leaving city officials to scramble to rebid it.
Several weeks later, council members then rejected a bid from Maggies on the River bar-restaurant to run it. Since it opened last March, the arena has been plagued by a series of construction and design problems, especially an ongoing roof issue.