MARTA wants to expand concession offeringsFILE PHOTO USED FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES: A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips
MARTA wants to give commuters a chance to grab breakfast or do some shopping before they catch a train.
This week, the transit agency announced that it will soon be accepting bids to help it expand its food and retail offerings at MARTA stations.
The transit agency launched a snack vending program in 2010, and there are vending machines at some stations.
According to a press release, “MARTA will partner with real estate firms Greystone Management Solutions, a division of Greystone & Co., Inc. and Smith Real Estate Services Inc., an Atlanta-based, female-owned firm, to develop an expanded program. The team will assist MARTA with site selection and product mix to develop a request for bids to attract leading retailers. Greystone has provided similar asset management services to transit agencies in other major cities including New York and Boston.”
MARTA will release its invitation for bids in the next few months. The transit agency recently sought bids for a pilot food truck program for its Vine City station to serve customers during events at the Georgia Dome, like Atlanta Falcons games.