Montezuma County Invests $165K in Fairgrounds Kitchen

2/10/2021
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Take a look at the recently remodeled commercial kitchen at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Commissioners and fairground staff hope the facility will draw a more diverse set of special events to the county.

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Montezuma County cooks

who want to preserve food

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or start a food manufacturing business,

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now have a new resource in

the recently remodeled kitchen

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at the Fairgrounds.

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When special events return

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to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds,

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users will find a shiny

new commercial kitchen

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and remodeled bathrooms at their disposal.

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County workers recently

completed upgrades to the kitchen

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dining and bathroom facilities just

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in time for special

events to return in March.

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The cost was $165,000, well

under the $200,000 budget

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the commissioners had approved

for the remodeling project.

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Hopefully we can bring in more shows

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or venues here that will need kitchens.

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Like I said, the bathrooms

were part of this

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and more of a meeting room out

of here in the dining area.

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And people want things

that are fresh, clean

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and commercialized so

that they can utilize it

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and that they can go on.

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So economically,

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I think it will be a

good economical driver

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once we get it out there

to the public and they see

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that they can use them

for a commercial kitchen

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and we should be able to expand it.

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Candelaria said the kitchen

also will be available to rent

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for cooks and entrepreneurs

who need a larger kitchen

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for private projects

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or to start a food manufacturing business.

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He also expects it to be used

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for Montezuma County extension

workshops and programs.

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To book an event or reserve the kitchen,

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contact Fairgrounds manager

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Justin McGuire at 970.565.1000,

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or visit the Fairground's website

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at montezumacounty.org/fairgrounds.

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