The Big Corona Beach concessions stand won't be open by Memorial Day weekend as planned, but city staff scrambled and arranged for Wahoo's food trucks to be on hand from Saturday through Monday.
Wahoo's owners, who also own the Rooster Cafe in Costa Mesa, were selected from five applications to operate the concessions stand, and city officials stressed the importance of having the business open by this holiday weekend. But delays in equipment deliveries have stalled the opening.
Tara Finnigan, a city spokeswoman, said that the equipment has finally arrived and should be installed early next week, but that an opening date is still unknown.
Meanwhile, she said in an email, she has confirmed that food will be available this weekend.
"The Wahoo's truck will be in the CdM parking lot this Saturday, Sunday and Monday to serve beach visitors during the Memorial Day weekend," her email said.
Big Corona has been without a concessionaire since November 2010, when Fuji Grill closed. The city issued a request for proposals to operate the stand, but the first RFP yielded one application, which the city did not accept. Last summer, city staff arranged for different food trucks to sell refreshments during weekends.