WESTFIELD, NJ — The beer and wine garden concession at last year’s AddamsFest — a celebration of town native Charles Addams’ life and his works — was wildly popular, and it is set to return.
Bids for the “Beer and Wine Concession at the AddamsFest Scheduled for 2019” closed on July 16, according to the request for proposals posted to the municipality’s website.
Qualified businesses were invited to submit proposals for a beer garden concession to be held Oct. 26, a wine concession — or both — under the RFP.
Town spokeswoman Kim Forde said the Town Council is expected to award a bid for the concessions next month.
“No info to report yet about the bids,” Forde said on Friday. “I expect it to be on the Aug. 13 Town Council meeting agenda.”
Last year, Harvest Restaurant Group, the operator of the Westfield restaurant Addams Tavern, named after Addams, the famous cartoonist and creator of the Addams Family ran the Beer and Wine Concession at AddamsFest.
Dubbed “Charlie’s Ale Garden,” tickets for the last year’s beer garden were quickly snapped up.
Officials said this year the beer garden will again be held at the National Guard Armory, and there will be more tickets made available to the public, as the beer garden last year did not reach capacity because most people did not stay the entire evening.
Barring rain, as happened last year, there will also be an outdoor component to the beer garden, the officials said.
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