☕ Calls for Expression of Interest for Café at Streamstown Station
Westmeath County Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced catering companies or individuals for the unique opportunity to operate a new café at Streamstown Station on the Old Rail Trail Greenway. This new facility will be a vital amenity for all users of the greenway, adjacent playground, and wider community. The provision of a good quality and reliable service at this location is of upmost importance for the Council.
The Old Rail Trail is a 43 km greenway that brings visitors through the scenic Midlands landscape alongside the historic Great Western Railway line, connecting the Royal Canal Greenway in Mullingar with the River Shannon in Athlone. In 2021 the greenway was extended to the Marina in Athlone Town. A new River Shannon crossing is under development, which will connect this greenway to the west side of Athlone, alongside Athlone Castle.
This is part of a larger project to develop Ireland’s first coast-to-coast greenway from Dublin to Galway. Streamstown station is located on the popular Moate to Castletown section. This fantastic location benefits from additional visitors to the playground beside the café building and has ample parking.
Monthly users on this section of greenway:
April 2021: 5,235
May 2021: 4,929
June 2021: 5,784
July 2021: 5,087
August 2021: 4,642
September 2021: 3,692
January 2022: 2,341
February 2022: 1,307
March 2022: 2,938
April 2022: 2,548
May 2022: 3,130
June 2022: 2,968
July 2022: 3,518
August 2022: 3,745
September 2022: 2,353
October 2022: 1,909
Catering and Submission Requirements:
The recently converted Station House is 44.7 sq. m. with space for seating both inside and outside on a picturesque platform overlooking the greenway. Expressions of interest will be assessed on the listed requirements and experience. Submissions should include details of:
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The Council are seeking expressions of interest to operate a new café at Streamstown on the Old Rail Trail Greenway.
More information at: https://t.co/In1q0Apjsd
Deadline: 5pm Tuesday, 29 November 2022.
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 18/11/2022