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City Officials Request Kennedy Restaurant Address Security Concerns, Debt

Offcials for Legends 1926 Bar and Grill agreed to address security issues months ago, but no changes or additions have been made.

Concerns about security issues were added to a growing list of concerns shared by Trenton city officials in reference to the new restaurant at at Monday's city council meeting.

Council members began .

At a previous study session, Councilman Robert Howey said he and other council members wanted to know how building accessibility will be restricted after normal hours for the Kennedy Recreation Center.

The restaurant group that owns for a number of unpaid financial agreements.

Monday night, council members discussed the Restaurant Group LLC's current debt to the city, totalling $35,078, which includes rent, utilities, equipment rentals and concessions.

In the contract between the group and the city, the group agreed to pay the city about $46,000 annually in exchange for total control over all concessions at Kennedy. Prior to the agreement the city regularly received about $70-$75,000 in recent annual concession revenue.

The restaurant group also agreed to pay five percent of the building's total utility costs and $500 per month to rent equipment from the city.

Wagner said the issues would be resolved by the next city council meeting with either a payment agreement or by beginning the next step in legal proceedings. He did not specify what the next step would be.

Mike Bayoff, a partner with the restaurant, denied to comment on the issue Tuesday afternoon.

The next Trenton City Council Meeting is set for 8 p.m. Monday, Aug 20 at .

suzyq August 08, 2012 at 02:06 PM
So, it seems to me that they signed a contract that they never intended to honor.
unknown August 11, 2012 at 12:10 AM
how come the kennedy center was never concerned about security issues before.....there was always something going on there, but now you have a new business that's trying to make a go of it and all the city of trenton has to do is tear it apart bit by bit......nice going city of trenton, you're the city i want to have backing me up for new business.
unknown August 11, 2012 at 12:14 AM
seems to me suzyq doesn't know what she's talking about.....have you been to any council meetings???? have you been to the restaurant??? or do you just sit at home and make ludricous comments that you have no idea what your talking about????
suzyq August 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM
We seem a little upset, unknown. Yes, I have been to many Council meetings and have been active in the Kennedy Ice Arena since my girls were little. As a matter of fact, I have indeed been to the restaurant. It is very nice. But that does not change the fact that the contract is not being followed. Below is a quote from the Patch in regards to Legends and the security issues: March 7th: A new restaurant at Kennedy Recreation Center is expected to have a soft opening Thursday evening despite security concerns and no liquor lisence according to Ron Marcissuk, a managing member of the restaurant group that owns the restaurant. And that my friend, are the facts. Plain and simple. That was over 5 months ago, and those security concerns were just brought up again at the last council meeting.

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