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Centerplate Lands Columbus Convention Center Deal

Company to manage food and beverage opeerations at all restaurants and events at 1.7 million sq.ft. facility.

Centerplate has announced a new agreement with the  Greater Columbus Convention Center for food and beverage services at all public and private events and restaurants at the 1.7 million square foot venue beginning on February 25.

“The new relationship with Centerplate is a critical step in our strategy to enhance the experience at the Convention Center,” says Sally Bloomfield, chair of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority. “We conducted a rigorous search and Centerplate was across-­the‐board the strongest applicant.”

“We are honored to be selected to partner with the Greater Columbus Convention Center,” adds Centerplate President/CEO Chris Verros. “I am confident our guest‐centric focus will add a new service dimension to the Columbus meeting experience, enhancing the city’s attractiveness to leading meetings and events.”

F&B operations at the Columbus Convention Center are challenged by the venue's location, in the midst of a lively restaurant, shopping and entertainment district right in the center of the city, but Centerplate notes that it has extensive experience with marquee meeting and event destinations such as the San Diego Convention Center, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, the Vancouver Convention Center, the Colorado Convention Center in Denver and the Music City Center in Nashville.

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