The company that runs the food and beverage concession at on La Pata will temporarily take over the clubhouse restaurant and banquet facility at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course.
The restaurant resumes operation Monday (today).
The city has been searching for a restaurant operator now that Irons in the Fire, has left.
Meg and Gary Greenberg, according to city documents, have a successful catering business in addition to the Steed Park concession. They also handle food service at the La Mirada Performing Arts center. They'll take over the restaurant for the four months the city needs to find a permanent lessee.
"Already, the City has received interest from prospective concessionaires," stated a Monday release from the city.
The Greenbergs aren't candidates to be a permanent operator.
For now, the restaurant will continue its normal hours of operation as the Greenbergs conduct an evaluation of the operation, the city release states. Irons in the Fire customers can expect announcements on upcoming specials and events.
“By designating Mr. Greenberg as the interim restaurant operator, we can ensure a smooth transition of the restaurant operations and continue to support events and service clubs," said City Manager George Scarborough in the city release. "With his track record, I am confident Mr. Greenberg will help us accomplish this.”
Under a proposed agreement, the city would pay the Greenbergs $7,000 per month in consulting fees. In return, the Greenbergs will get the facility a liquor license, staff and operate the restaurant. If they make a profit, they split it with the city. If they incur expenses above the $7,000, the Golf Fund will make up the difference, according to the text of the agreement.