National Park Service Awards Commercial Use Permits to Five Beach Businesses

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Date: June 13, 2012
Contact: Bruce Rowe, 219-395-1609

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: There will be five commercial services operating in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this summer providing food and refreshments to visitors to the park. The five businesses operating this year are

At West Beach

Little Jimmy's Italian Ice located in concession stand inside main pavilion.

  • Variety of hot and cold foods (pizza, hot dogs, nachos, chips, etc.), beverages and Italian Ice
  • Variety of beach-related sundries (suntan lotion, sunglasses, etc.)

Summer Song of Highland located at north end of parking lot by walkway.

  • Variety of frozen treats from ice cream truck

Maui Wowi located at north end of parking lot near restrooms.

  • Variety of fresh fruit smoothies and cookies
  • Hot and cold Hawaiian coffees and teas

At Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

City of Portage Parks and Recreation Department located inside pavilion.

  • Variety of prepared light snack foods and drinks
  • Special programs in activity room

At Lakeview

3 Bros Hot Dogs located at the picnic area in front of restrooms.

  • Chicago-style hot dogs, chips and beverages

"We are pleased that these businesses will be offering services to park visitors," said superintendent Costa Dillon. "Having grown up myself on Southern California beaches, I can remember that nothing tasted better than an ice cream or hot dog on the beach!"

Dillon added that the National Park Service expects to offer new concessions opportunities in the coming year as well as opportunities for leasing some of the park's historic buildings.

Businesses who are interested in other opportunities in the national lakeshore may contact Chief of Business Services Liz McConnell for more information at 219-395-1703.

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