The company dreamed of becoming a major hospitality industry player and saw Grand Park Sports Campus as the place to hit a home run. But there were signs of trouble from the start, and unpaid bills quickly piled up.
The company recently chosen by the city of Westfield to run concession stands at Grand Park has racked up more than 30 food-inspection violations—including multiple infractions for mouse droppings—during its short tenure operating the restaurants in the Grand Park Events Center.
No particular industry sector appears safe from the impact, as the county's unemployment rate falls below 3 percent. Companies in health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing and construction are all struggling to find workers.