Earlier this week, the Times-Pic reported that Pampy's, a company that operated a number of concessions at Louis Armstrong International Airport and was founded by convicted City Hall swinder Stan "Pampy" Barre, finally surrendered its airport concessions in a court settlement. The settlement happened in late September.
The most immediate fallout from this is that the primary operator of the airport concessions, Buffalo, NY-based Delaware North, has to find a new minority partner. Though who knows if any new partner will improve much on the bar and hot dog stands Pampy's ran.
Maybe more importantly, as an editorial today points out, Delaware North's contract with the airport ends in 2014. And since the food at Louis Armstrong sucks pretty hard, that could be just the opportunity needed to actually make the airport reflect our culinary rep.
· Pampy's Surrenders Airport Concessions in Court Settlement [TP]
· New Orleans Airport Officials Should Seek Bids for Concessions Contract [TP]
· Airport Upgrade to Emphasize New Orleans' Sense of Place [-ENOLA-]
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