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Seattle Parks and Recreation Awards Golden Gardens Bathhouse Long-Term Food Concession to The Kite Café

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has awarded the Golden Gardens Bathhouse Long-Term Food Concession to the The Kite Café. SPR selected the vendor following a Request for Proposal process that closed on October 31 last year, selecting the concessionaire who best demonstrated the ability to provide innovative, affordable, healthy, safe, and reliable food service to park patrons while paying reasonable concession fees to SPR.

The Kite Café is a local food business owned and managed by Tony Meyer and Matt Kelly. The Kite Café will be a beachside counter-service cafe and concessionary, supporting park-goers with east-coast style sandwiches, salads, drinks, and snacks. The Kite Café aims to bring nourishing community-driven food experiences to Seattle parks, starting with Golden Gardens. As life-long members of the Ballard community, Tony and Matt are committed to being stewards of Golden Gardens, a beach and park where they grew up.

The Kite’s goal is to make great beach food from locally sourced ingredients and to offer a diverse menu with healthy options, while providing a warm and welcoming space, creating community, and providing job and training opportunities for youth.

Please come by and welcome The Kite Café to Golden Gardens when it opens in May!

Matt Kelly, left and Tony Meyer, owners of The Kite Café