Why should we waste OUR limited income money on an “amenity” we don’t want? We have voted in the past to NOT have a restaurant especially if we had to pay for any part of it. I don’t understand the mentality of our Manager and the BOD. This whole thing is crazy. It looks like one way or the other we are going to have to pay to solve this mess. I agree, lets sell off all of the equipment and use that money to turn the former restaurant space into meeting rooms. Then we will be done with this whole mess.
My family had rental properties for decades. We did not put one penny into the actual business. Our only responsibility was the 4 walls, roof and foundation. The tenant made all of the renovations inside THEIR BUSINESS. Why should we, the resident owners of the space, be expected to pay for a restaurants equipment and renovations?. That’s not our responsibility.
Now, as President of the Entertainment Club, I have an enormous objection to not being able to use an outside caterer for our dinner/show at the end of the year. We want to be able to have whoever we want cater our event. We are not a large club like the Women’s Club and cannot afford unaffordable meals from a caterer. We have pledged to our members to keep prices as low as possible for all of our events including the dinner/show. There is no guarantee that anyone that comes in to operate the restaurant will give the clubs a “break” on the cost of their functions. Further more, we hold a meet and greet after our shows and serve light refreshments. We do not use a caterer for these events and never know how many people will attend after the performance.
Perhaps our Manager thinks because she is paid such an enormous salary with the kind of unbelievable benefits the BOD gives her that the community has unending deep pockets. Those of us who live on a fixed income and pay for her salary and benefits know different and under no circumstances do we wish to risk our money on another restaurant that will fail and cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars. That’s my opinion and I know many people that agree with me.