NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is seeking RFP's from local and national Venue Management and Live Event Operators & Production firms for its Restaurant & Sports Bar Food & Beverage Management, and for its Concert Venue Live Events, Shows, Booking, Production, and Tours. The long term venue management firm deal can also include the Box Office operations and Ticketing Services at the Midtown Manhattan Museum & Entertainment Complex in development set to open in 2017. Museum Chairman JT Thompson, and its project manager Zubatkin Owner Representation's, Andy Bast, have been meeting with major live event producers and venue owner/operators in the industry over the past year and are now ready to finalize a long term partner for the HHHOF project by April 2015.
The team anticipates completing the building site acquisition process over the next few months and is making preparations to move right into the redesigning and construction of the building's exterior and interior infrastructure over the next 18-24 months. The selected firm will be on the ground floor to consult on the actual design and flow of the showcase Restaurant & Concert Lounge, and assist in staffing and operating the facilities.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum and Entertainment Complex includes the Hall of Fame, Museum, Retail Gift Shop, Arcade, TV Studios, Sports Bar, Restaurant & Concert Lounge and is estimated to serve over 1,000,000 local, national, and international visitors annually including tourists, fans, students, educational and entertainment excursion tours. The facility will produce up to 200 jobs, provide valuable internships and community volunteer opportunities, and host 200+ live events, shows, concerts, and educational programs annually for people of all ages. The socio-economic impact in NYC and the Tri-State area is estimated over $350M annually. "We are a fully Chartered Culture Museum and Educational Institution, and the facility seeks to also inspire over 20,000 NYC public school kids per year with its field trips, museum tours, and live event assembly programs that feature the Official Mascot DJ 'B-Boy Scratch' doing PSA's, passing out academic awards, and gift bags for kids k-12," stated Chairman JT Thompson, Creator of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Television show on BET Network in the 1990's.
The HHHOF serves a very unique and loyal targeted global audience that consist of youth demographics ages 12-34, and their families 25-55 who spend and influence over $500 Billion per year on products, services, and technology. Visitors will have the ability to tour the Hall of Fame & Museum, shop at Gift Shop, and purchase official Merchandise, enjoy family meals and sports at the Restaurant & Sports Bar, take in some fun with the kids at the Arcade, and enjoy an evening out with a live performance in the Concert Lounge that's filmed in our TV Broadcast Studio. It is located in the heart of Midtown adjacent to Times Square and other attractions where an estimated 19 million tourists go annually, and in an area expected to see a continual rise in tourism over the next 7-10 years.
The HHHOF seeks an experienced and professional firm as a strategic partner, promoter, and producer. The firm will work with our development team, and seamlessly with New York City and State building & development agencies and our Cultural Institutional partners. All interested and established firms can request a RFP synopsis in writing, and must submit their proposals by April 15th. The HHHOF will complete its review by May 15th, and announce two finalists, who will then have 30 days to complete 8-10 year agreement. For more information contact JT Thompson, [email protected] . Follow us at Http://HipHopHallofFame.Org and Http://Facebook.com/HipHopHallofFame.
SOURCE Hip Hop Global Media & Entertainment