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Seeking Bar Vendor


Set to soft-open January 2023, the ACC, located in the former St Rose de Lima church on historic Bayou Road, seeks a vendor to operate a bar in the facility’s main front of house space. The ACC will serve as a cultural and performing arts anchor institution on historic Bayou Road. Boasting full programming seasons hosted by six Black-led resident performing arts organizations when fully operational, the ACC is expected to execute performances and cultural justice programming up to five nights a week. In addition to its performing and cultural arts programming, the ACC serves as a hub, community resource, and a home to community conversations.

A proud member of the Bayou Road business and cultural community, we are looking for a vendor with a shared community focus that will complement the other uses on the street. There are two active business associations on Bayou Road, the Bayou Road Business Association (BRBA) and Black Bayou, and we expect the selected vendor to work with these organizations towards contributing to Bayou Road as a Black cultural arts district.


Become part of an up and coming artistic and intellectual community forming on the Bayou Road Corridor. You'll work closely with the Bayou Road Business Association (BRBA) and Black Bayou as we collaborate to transform the corridor into a Black cultural arts district.


Set up shop in the ACC alongside our performance spaces, which include the black box theatre and our secondary stage/bar, which have a total capacity of 315 guests. 

The ACC’S intent is to grant one 2-year term with a one-year renewal option to be exercised at
ACC’s sole discretion.

Our vendor will engage in a 2-phase plan. The first phase is operation under existing zoning conditions, which allows the sale of alcohol one hour prior to and during performances.

Phase two would include full-scale operation once all licenses and approvals are obtained. 

Application Schedule

November 3-

Solicitation Announcement

November 15-

Site Visit

(rsvp to

November 29-

Applications Due

December 5-9-

Meet with Finalists

December 12-

Select and Award Contract

December 2022-

Operations Planning Meetings Begin with ACC Team

Winter/Spring 2023-

Vendor Move-in

For more information about the ACC, application requirements, and the space, download the full document below.

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