From:                              David Carey

Sent:                               Friday, March 08, 2013 10:32 AM

To:                                   Louisa Liu

Subject:                          FW: Contract Termination

Attachments:                 7412 Agreement Termination Letter Mugs Coffee 030713.pdf


FYI – This is for 2012 RFP# 7412.


From: David Carey
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2013 10:31 AM
To: ''
Cc: Cheryl Donaldson
Subject: RE: Contract Termination



See attached letter file confirming the mutual decision to terminate your existing contract for providing concession services at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery effective March 1, 2013.


We appreciate all of your hard work to try to make this venture successful and wish you the best.




David Carey, CPPB

Buyer-City of Fort Collins

Phone: (970) 416-2191




From: Cheryl Donaldson
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 3:08 PM
To: David Carey
Subject: RE: Contract


No terms. He just invoiced us for the loss in February.



From: David Carey
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 2:28 PM
To: Cheryl Donaldson
Subject: RE: Contract


What are the terms? Need to include in letter if there are any. Thanks.


From: Cheryl Donaldson
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 2:26 PM
To: David Carey
Subject: RE: Contract


Hi David,

Mugs is no longer operating the café as of March 1st.  




From: David Carey
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 2:34 PM
To: Cheryl Donaldson
Subject: RE: Contract


Hi Cheryl,

Any update? Thanks.




From: Cheryl Donaldson
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 9:35 AM
To: David Carey
Subject: FW: Contract



I will let you know what we decide.




From: CF McCabe []
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:18 PM
To: Cheryl Donaldson
Subject: Re: Contract




I truly appreciate your email and kind words. I totally understand as it never really turned out to make financial sense. 


So, give me some details? 


I guess just fill me in please.


Please let me know as well when I can pick up check for January. Once we decide details I can figure out a cut off date and what that all looks like. 


I guess, let me know more details and I can put together an exit strategy. The sooner the better as I have employees already scheduled out. 



McCabe Callahan 

Community Funded Founding Member



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On Feb 21, 2013, at 1:37 PM, Cheryl Donaldson <> wrote:


Hi McCabe,

I had a chance to talk at length this morning with our leadership team here at the Museum. While we talked about the options you have presented, including the honor café, we feel that it is in our best interest to terminate the agreement without cause. I know that you also have been taking on some of the financial burdens with your business as well. I would like to negotiate with you a reasonable timeline for an end date of the existing contract and to resolve any other issues.  David Carey, with the City’s Purchasing department, will be sending you formal notification once we have negotiated the end date.


I do want you to know that everyone here at the museum has enjoyed your enthusiastic approach to this business venture and the termination of this contract in no way reflects your commitment to the possible success for the museum café. I would like to explore the possibility of still selling the Museum blend beans in our museum store and future catering opportunities for our venue, if you think that would be reasonable.

Thanks McCabe,



Cheryl Donaldson

Executive Director

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

408 Mason Court

Fort Collins, CO  80524

(970) 221-6738

(970) 416-2709 Direct