The county-owned venue complex is projected to finish the financial year
"We're almost to that half a million mark," General Manager
Global Spectrum was hired by the county to take over management of the Crown in November. It was tasked with reducing costs and bringing more events and visitors to the county-owned complex.
The county budgeted a
"It's our goal to drive that number down," Grafstrom said.
Grafstrom said some repair and maintenance issues could prevent the Crown from reaching its cost-saving goal for the year. A coil burst in an air handler and will cost about
The full commission got an update on the revamp of concessions at the Crown.
Service has also been an issue with the concessions stands.
"We've got a really bad reputation with people waiting too long," board member
Grafstrom said he is already seeing how
"The attitude of the staff has improved," he said. "Their ship's definitely moving in the right direction."
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