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Date of Issue: May 09, 2010

Cafe on the Beach, supporters face county May 11

Discussion about which company should operate the Manatee Public Beach concession is on the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners agenda beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the first floor chambers of the County Administration Center in downtown Bradenton.

A county-appointed committee has recommended United Parks Service of St. Petersburg to operate the concessions at both Coquina and Manatee beaches.

United Parks Service is the concessionaire at Fort DeSoto State Park in St. Petersburg.

Cafe on the Beach and P.S. Beach Associates are the current concessionaires.

They began operating Cafe on the Beach in 1992.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., and it is suggested that those who wish to speak on the topic sign in before the start of the meeting.

The county administration office can be reached at 941-745-3700.