Convention caterer could lay off 219 workers

Centerplate Inc. has alerted the state that it plans to lay off 219 workers in Indianapolis as a result of having lost a food and beverage contact at the Indiana Convention Center.

Based in Stamford, Conn., Centerplate said the employees might be absorbed by Crystal Catering Inc., the Indianapolis company that won the bidding. However, Centerplate said in the notice that it is in discussions with Crystal to continue operating at the Convention Center.

The layoff would occur on June 1, when Crystal takes over.

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