Guests walking in Shoreline Park now have tasty treats available to quench a thirst or fill a grumbling belly.
Amelia Coffey opened The Snack Shack on May 19.
“People are taking notice of it. It's been awesome,” Coffey said.
The Snack Shack is an ice cream and sandwich shop, she said.
The stand offers local favorites; including Ballreich's potato chips, Faygo pop, seven flavors of Tofts ice cream and Roots Shredded Chicken.
“Roots and Tofts, you can not go wrong,” Coffey said.
There is water and Gatorade available to drink as well as prepackaged ice cream treats, similar to what might be found on an ice cream truck.
Coffey also serves hot dogs for $1 and pulled barbeque pork sandwiches for $2.50.
She rents pedal boats with canopies to enjoy the water.
Coffey has a one-year lease with the city to rent the building for a total of $100 a month. The building was originally built as a concession-style facility but had been used for storage the last few years, Coffey said.
All she had to do was walk in and set up.
City Commissioner Dick Brady said the deal was a win for everyone.
“She will become a draw herself,” Brady said.
People will come downtown and utilize the park, he said.
“Where else in the city is there that view,” Brady said.
The Snack Shack
411 E. Water St., Shoreline Park. The concession stand is near to the bathrooms.
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday – Thursday; 11 a.m. -8 p.m. Friday – Saturday
Operates through Sept. 30
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