City of Dubuque officials are recommending that a new management firm take the lead overseeing operations at Grand River Center.

Dubuque City Council will consider a new facility management agreement for the center at Monday, March 20, meeting.

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Sell it.


Why aren’t the bids disclosed? How do we know who had the lower bid, as opposed to the best sales pitch? Come on man!


It was a fantastic design with only one exception, and that being that the main exhibition hall should have been twice the size that it is . Its not big enough for a decent auto show, boat show, home show, or any other tradeshow . if twice the size it would have filed the bill as a concert venue also . Doubling the size of that space could still be done . The property down there has plenty of parking available and then some if needed . But like everything Dubuque thinks small and cheap or cheap and small which ever ! The Five Flags facility was conceived small and worked somewhat well for small events but like everything only big events make enough money to render a place profitable nowadays . Its a small box in a relatively compact downtown area with parking being a problem . Spending more money on anything other than maintenance of that facility is foolhardy at best .

Chris Clarke


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