Local businesses in Fort Worth are chafing over a deal the city handed celebrity chef Tim Love, whose $970,000 restaurant was paid for by taxpayers, according to a weekend story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Such bodies do not have to put out such projects for bid. Love’s Woodshed Smokehouse was simply selected as part of a profit-sharing arrangement, although the authority cited no figures.
“Gosh, I wish we had an opportunity to bid on this," said Shannon Wynne, CEO of Dallas-based 8.0 Management, which operates three Fort Worth restaurants, Flying Saucer, Flying Fish and the downtown open-air 8.0. "I had been looking up and down the river for a location like that for 18 months.
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