A floating concession stand?

Posted at: 06/12/2013 12:21 PM
Updated at: 06/12/2013 6:05 PM
By: Amanda Ciavarri

Do you love boating and garbage plates? Soon there could be a way to enjoy both at the same time without leaving the water.

Two businessmen hope to soon have a concession boat on Irondequoit Bay, serving up plates along with hots and hamburgers.

Both the guys behind this work at Bayside Bait and Tackle. One day at work, they came up with a plan so boaters could have easy access food while on the water.

News10NBC caught up with some boaters who are for the idea.

Bryan Larocque said, “That they don't have to get off their boat to come to shore to go to a restaurant or something. It is nice that those are here too, but it is quick and if the food is ready, they don't have to prepare it themselves.”

The concession boat isn't done just yet, but once it is and all the approvals are in, it will be out on the water serving food. Approval had to come from the U.S. Coast Guard, a fire marshal and the town board. Once everything is okayed, the boat will serve grilled and fried foods.

Ryan Chapell, Bayside Tackle and Hots Boat, said, “We are going to serve from a boat. We don't want anyone to get into any accidents or mooring to us. So we are actually serving with a fishing net that is 10 feet long and boats can pull up on both sides of us, like a double sided drive-thru. There will be a little pocket for money and a major pocket for food which will be in to-go containers. Everything will come with a garbage bag so we actually won't have any garbage on the bay.”

The boat just needs its final approval from the Penfield Town Board. Chapell is hoping to get the okay June 19 at the board's meeting.

If they get the okay, they will be out on the water as soon as possible. They will be focusing on the Devil's Cove in Irondequoit Bay, that is a popular boating area. They will be serving everyday from noon to 9:00p.m.

News10NBC will continue following this story and keep you up-to-date on if the town board approves this plan and when the boat will be out on the water.