Northpoint returns to the lakefront for another year
When Milwaukee County got a chilly response to a request for proposal to run the Northpoint Custard stand for the next five years, it appeared that the place might go back to being shuttered for the first time since Bartolotta opened the burgers and custard stand there on a seasonal basis in 2009.
One sticking point appeared to have been a County requirement calling for a minimum annual rent of $60,000. Bartolotta submitted the only RFP for the stand and that plan failed to meet the rent requirement.
But today, Bartolotta announced that it "will continue its partnership with Milwaukee County in 2018" and that the stand will open on Saturday, May 19.
According to Bartolotta spokesperson Kelly Mallegni, the one-year partnership extends the previous agreement between the entities.
"All terms are the same as they were last year," she told OnMilwaukee in an email.
As always, Northpoint will open with a bang, offering free burgers to the first 200 customers in line.
"Northpoint has come to symbolize the unofficial start of the summer on the lakefront and are thrilled to continue this partnership for our community to enjoy," said Bartolotta's Scott Williams in a statement.
Just after the stand closed last year it was featured on the Cooking Channel's debut episode of "Seaside Snacks & Shacks."
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