Tropical Moose fans now have another locale to indulge in their favorite flavored ice.
Jack and Pat Williams have set up shop in the Kirkwood Park concession stand. With little fanfare, the company’s third snow cone location debuted May 10, garnering a decent crowd given that the announcement was made that morning, Jack said.
Kirkwood Parks & Recreation officials asked if the couple was interested in the location in exchange for a percentage of sales. Tropical Moose pulled in $160,000 from its two locations — downtown Kirkwood (open only during the summer months) and its year-round Webster Groves shop, which also offers Belgian sugar waffles with dipping sauces — and from special events last year. Jack, a Marine and Vietnam Purple Heart recipient, isn’t giving up his day job yet as a teacher in the Special School District, but he’s getting closer, Pat said.
The Kirkwood Park location is expected to bring in about $30,000 this year, and plans call for adding waffles in the downtown Kirkwood shop and launching a waffle wagon, according to Pat.
The Kirkwood Park location is open 4-8 p.m. this week, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily starting Saturday, May 14. Tropical Moose will also reopen Saturday, May 14, at the downtown Kirkwood location in the Farmer’s Market and be open from noon to 9 p.m. daily.