Proposals for Leasing the Yacht Club

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  • #1944

    Editor
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    The board of directors is accepting bids for the purpose of running the Yacht Club. Your views and opinions are welcome here.

    #1943

    EJK
    Member

    I think it will be difficult for someone, or a company, to run the Yacht Club and be able to make a profit at it. Its location limits it to mainly Diamondhead residents. It would be a shame for the yacht Club to close however because we always enjoy eating there.

    #1945

    Jazlyn
    Member

    It’s not running to its full capacity at the moment, and a private entity taking it over, hopefully, could correct this problem. The Yacht Club is ideally located and would be an asset, especially to those of us who live in Diamondhead, if run properly.

    #1956

    Anonymous

    Jon Trimmer got the contract to lease the Yacht Club!! It will surely be turned around and we can all enjoy going there often for a wonderful meal.

    #2277

    quepadre
    Member

    Did Trimmer really receive a contract for the Yacht Club? Wasn’t he the Club manager before Katrina who didn’t know how to run a restaurant and always lost money for us? Now, his P’zazz Restaurant is out of business after only a few months of operation with similar cold steaks, an almost non-existant wine list, stale bread and poor service for high prices. (Unfortunately, he didn’t spend enough time managing the restaurant to know what was going on.) If the POA really did give Trimmer a contract, it was remiss: a fine establishment on the water most anywhere along the coast can make a profit if run by professional restauranteurs. The problem is that the POA board thinks only of golf, golf, and golf, and hasn’t really lifted a finger to help recovery in south DH, including the marina and Yacht Club. I’m afraid we have lost our multi-amenity “resort community.”

    #2278

    Summer
    Member

    Golf is the only thing the POA thinks about, when they do think.

    If Trimmer got the contract on the Yacht Club, and it does not make profit, we still have to pay to keep it open.

    #2283

    wayne king
    Participant

    I think a Taco Bell would make more money on the south side than some mediocre restaurant with a lot of chicken and pasta on its menu. Even an Outback would be nice, but please no more $20.00 Italian pasta salads, or Chicken Georgio’s

    #2285

    maawelter
    Member

    put a casino?

    #2292

    prhode
    Member

    What type of and for how long does he have the contract? It would be a shame for us to get into another court battle over contracts.

    I agree with Wayne King…put a Taco Bell, Outback, something else, at least then you get a larger variety of consumers. This will be just as the country club has become. Twenty dollars salads that are no better and sometimes worse then if I drove to Gulfport and ate at Zaxby’s. I have heard more complaints about the food at the country club that it is embarrassing for them. Personally I do not eat there any longer because of the quality of food. Hopefully this does not take the same turn.

    #2294

    wayne king
    Participant

    You will probably never see a casino on the south side. Too many trying to make a killing with and maintain control of someone elses nickel.

    #2297

    quepadre
    Member

    First, there is not enough room for a casino. Second, the area is residential and most landowners don’t want to live next to a casino. Third, casino development doesn’t solve the problem that DH needs a marina fo maintain it’s overall resort atmosphere. We will have a casino eventually, but just not at this location.

    #2313

    cdparker
    Member

    The Yacht Club is gone. Is there to be a rebuilding and maintenance for the marina? I would like to boat from DH, but if the maring does not improve and allow for some new slips to be used, the idea of using this service by living here is of no use. How long will someone have to wait to to get a chance at a boat space at the marina?

    #2314

    wayne king
    Participant

    No Boat owners on any marina rebuilding committees that I know of, possibly we need to get some breath mints I guess. I really would like to know the criteria for selecting the committees here in DH, is it done at cocktail parties, the 19th hole, bogies lounge, is it financially connected or maybe Genetic? Anyone know? Maybe canvassing for previous experience in the subject of the committee, then inviting individuals to participate would help. Its hard to support something that to all appearances seems to be happening behind the scenes with no input by anyone concerned. Asking, “if anyone wants to participate contact the office” is not a good way to get volunteers, there is always someone that will get selected that way that is unqualified in the subject and in all honesty a is just a hindrance to the goals of the committee even though very popular they may be overbearing, dominating any conversation or whatever, just a pain in the posterior and disruptive. The old Charlie tuna commercial applies, Diamondhead needs tunas that taste good not tunas with good taste. Would you hire a colonel, a MBA holder or a carpenter with about 30 years experience to frame your house. Be sure and hire a lawyer for the contractor. Just giving some food for thought folks, have fun enjoy life its too short as it is.

    #2320

    Eags753
    Member

    I do know that Purcell is pushing the POA to rebuild a facility on the southside of Diamondhead. Under the terms of the take over agreement the POA must maintain the amenities as they existed when the turn over occured. Don’t know if Purcell would allow a national franchise on the south side but that is moot because national chains will not operate unless the location has a certain “car count” on the frontal street and will only operated where other retail stores exsist. They want numbers of people that translates into potential customers. They are not concerned with and do not seek pretty senery or waterfront property. Its all about return on investment and that means location, location, location (people, people, etc). I think we can forget a Taco Bell, etc. on the south side.

    #2323

    prhode
    Member

    You are probably correct. We will end up with a facility that only a few DH residents use and it will cost us money instead on make money.

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