At long last the new comfort station at Osterman Beach aka Hollywood Beach is set to open on Friday, July 2nd. Aong with that new station comes a totally new concessionaire - PICNIC!
I've had the pleasure of speaking with a representative at Alderman Smith's office who has kept me up to date with everything going on at Hollywood beach and he's told me that the new comfort station will be open this weekend in time for the 4th of July celebration!
The new comfort station has lots of room, including space for concessions, click through for exciting news about what will be offered.
Direct from Alderman Smith's office, I received this information:
PICNIC will open on July 2nd, 2010 as part of the Chicago Park District's new comfort station facility located at Osterman Beach. PICNIC will be open Monday through Friday 11am to 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 7pm through Labor Day.
PICNIC will feature a selection of food items from the WATERFRONT CAFÉ, located in the Berger Park District (three blocks north of Osterman Beach). These items include sandwiches such as the Pesto Cajon Chicken, Buffalo Blue Chicken, and the Turkey Apple Bacon Ranch. Salads such as the Mediterranean, Apple Walnut and the Midsummer Night Dream will also be featured. These food items will be prepared and packaged each day at the WATERFRONT CAFÉ, the parent company of PICNIC and then be transported to the Osterman Beach location and kept in refrigerated coolers. PICNIC will also provide Pepsi products, Blackberry Lemonade, Citron Green Iced Tea and other frozen drinks. PICNIC will also be designed as an ice cream shop serving a variety of flavors of Gelato (that will eventually be prepared onsite)
PICNIC will be structured as a retail convenience store where beachgoers can grab a quick snack to consume on the sand or enjoy a complete picnic lunch on the grass or side patio seating area. The operation will also sell specially items for the beach and picnic planner such as sunglasses, sunscreen, magazines, beach toys, inner tubes, beach towels, and other sunbathing accessories. Beach chairs and umbrellas will also be available on a daily rental basis.