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Toledo Library Accepting Gift Shop Vendor Proposals

Posted Jun 21st, 2019 by Kelsey Cogan  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Business, Community Interest, Toledo.com

 

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The countdown is on for the opening of the renovated Main Library. The Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) is requesting proposals from vendors interested in leasing space to operate a gift shop within the newly renovated Main Library on the first floor at 325 North Michigan Street, Toledo, OH 43604.

TLCPL will give serious consideration to prospective gift shop vendors who demonstrate the strongest capability to represent the Library by providing goods and services that reflect the Library’s values of being welcoming, innovative, collaborative, objective and accountable. Ideally, the types of reasonably priced products that could be provided in this turnkey operation will be items that promote regional (i.e. Toledo, Ohio, Midwest) pride such as apparel, books, pins, glasses, mugs, crafts, craft supplies, novelty items, vintage items, handmade and/or local products.

TLCPL’s Main Library employs 186 staff members at the Main Library and serves an estimated 12,000 customers per week in the current building. The Library’s other new buildings have seen an average of 25 – 30% increase in customer visits when compared to the old building. The Library does not plan to operate or provide other gift shop services for customers at Main Library, and this presents an opportunity for a new business to launch or an existing business to grow with a booming downtown population that continues to increase.

For proposal information and to view floor plans, click here.

Proposal deadline is no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 11th, 2019 to:
Toledo Lucas County Public Library
ATTN: Mike Graybeal, Superintendent Facilities and Operations
325 North Michigan Street, Toledo, OH 43604.
Mike.Graybeal@toledolibrary.org

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