Vendors Sought for St. Louis Riverfront 2022
Gateway Arch Partners Seek to Make the Riverfront an Active, Vibrant Destination
Looking to sell unique merchandise, souvenirs and gifts, or a tasty menu of food and beverage offerings in an area where 2.5 million people visit each year? Or maybe you want to rent out recreational equipment or run programs and experiences like tours? Vendors are currently being sought to enhance and enliven the St. Louis Riverfront underneath the Gateway Arch.
A request for bids is now available for entities wishing to have a seasonal presence on the St. Louis Riverfront from mid-May to September, 2022. There are ten dedicated spaces are available on Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard below the Gateway Arch.
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Gateway Arch partners are seeking diverse and creative entities, including but not limited to: vendors for food, beverages, souvenirs, merchandise, recreation and equipment rentals. Interested parties could be businesses, non-profit organizations or other entities that wish to activate the space. Collaborations are encouraged; parties may want to join forces to rotate a variety of offerings through one space or combine efforts to make staffing possible.
Responses are due April 8, 2022. Bidders can request one or two spots for one year, with the option to renew one or two more years without re-bidding (subject to the committee’s approval). Full details, including measurements, specifics about lighting and electricity, and the full permitting process are available in the RFP, posted on the City’s website here:
Note there is a pre-bid meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 29 at 10am on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. at the base of the Grand Staircase of the Arch grounds. Interested bidders are encouraged to attend.
On the renovated St. Louis riverfront, ramps on the east slopes of the Gateway Arch National Park provide accessible routes from the Gateway Arch all the way to the cobblestone levee, where it greets the Mississippi Greenway, Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard and the mighty Mississippi River. The 1.5-mile area has been raised to reduce flooding and allow for residents and visitors alike to visit the front door to the region.
The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch and Gateway Helicopter Tours are located on the Mississippi River below the Arch.
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