SNACK SHACK at the Harbor Overlook

To see a gallery of images that include happenings at the Harbor Overlook visit: https://www.artsbarnstable.com/hyarts-shanties

Whether a food service provider or an organization looking to partner with one, rent the Snack Shack in this highly visible spot!   Town of Barnstable will assist you in navigating the permitting process and making the most of the space during your rental dates.

Contact:  Amy.Harwood@town.barnstable.ma.us

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator | Planning & Development

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: CAPE COD CHALLENGER CLUB!

Friday, September 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022:
Snack Shack will be open 11:00am to 3:00pm

Stop by and say hello to Jody from the Cape Cod Challenger Club who will be serving up snacks all weekend, including Smith Family popcorn!

 

 

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: YOUR NAME HERE!
Apply today!

Participating vendors for the 2022 season:

Centerville Pie was the first pop up of the  inaugural season of the Snack Shack at the Harbor Overlook! Their menu items include bakery items, salads, sandwiches and other delish treats!

The Centerville Pie Company is a Massachusetts-based pie company located on Cape Cod. Founded in 2009 by long-time friends Laurie Bowen and Kristin Broadley (“The Pie Ladies”), the local pie shop was thrust into the national spotlight shortly after they opened their doors when they were discovered by Oprah Winfrey. After taking one bite of their signature scratch-made chicken pie, Oprah was raving, naming it one of her favorite things.

Interested in participating as a vendor?

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM OR PROCESS CONTACT:

Amy.Harwood@town.barnstable.ma.us

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator | Planning & Development

APPLICATION PROCESS

The Town of Barnstable is currently accepting applications for food vendors and culinary entrepreneurs interested in participating in a new pilot program, The Snack Shack at the Harbor Overlook.

  • Program dates are scheduled for late June through October, 2022
  • Vendor applications are received and filled on a rolling basis until all spots are filled
  • Applicants may request to be placed multiple weeks throughout the season
  • Applicants may request to be placed up to four consecutive weeks
  • Vendors will always receive confirmation that their applications have been received
  • Expect to be notified of acceptance into the program within 2 weeks of submitting an application
  • Each application is reviewed and evaluated by committee in order to ensure all Board of Health (BOH) requirements are met
  • Vendors must also submit a Town of Barnstable Board of Health Temporary Food Permit Application

BOARD OF HEALTH TEMPORARY FOOD PERMIT APPLICATION:

Prior to completing the Temporary Food Permit Application, please review:

    • Address of Snack Shack:
      Harbor Overlook address is 51 Ocean Street BUT the BOH permit system currently identifies this area for food permitting only as 367 Main Street, Hyannis.
      When completing the permit only (not for giving directions OR marketing purposes), please use the following address: 367 Main Street, Hyannis.
    • Program dates:  the permit requires dates in order to move forward with the application. BOH at this time cannot override this question for the Snack Shack.
      • Vendors do not have assigned dates at the time of completing the Temporary Food Permit Application:
        Please list November 1 through November 6 as the program dates on the application.
        These of course will not be your assigned dates but allow you to move through the application process
    • The Board of Health Temporary Food Permit fee is $50.00, payable on-line when you apply
        • Items required to be uploaded with your temporary food permit application:
          • ServSafe Certificate
          • Allergen Certificate
          • Menu/list of all items you intend to sell

GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE

2022 Pilot Program grant opportunity!

  • Food vendors with three years or less experience are eligible to apply for a one-time grant
  • Funds are awarded to help defray costs associated with
    • equipment purchases
    • advertising/promotion for your time at the Snack Shack
    • staffing
    • other eligible costs
  • Awards may be made up to $1,200.00 per vendor
  • Apply for this grant opportunity on the Snack Shack application form

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM OR PROCESS CONTACT:

Amy Harwood | Marketing & Outreach Coordinator | Planning & Development
Amy.Harwood@town.barnstable.ma.us

Melissa Chartrand | Arts & Culture Coordinator | Planning & Development  melissa.chartrand@town.barnstable.ma.us

2022 RENTAL FEES

June $100
July & August $100
September $100
October Weekend $75
Black Friday /Shop Local Saturday - November $100
Gingerbread Lane holiday stroll event - December $100

HOURS

SNACK SHACK HOURS:

June 30 - August 30 option for full weeks OR Thursday - Monday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sept 1 - Sept 27 , Thursday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
October weekends, Fri - Sun 11:00am - 3:00pm
Black Friday/Shop Local Saturday - November 11:00am - 3:00pm
Gingerbread Lane holiday stroll event - December 11:00am - 4:00pm
NOTE! Snack Shack vendors are welcome to open early or stay late!
Program Hours listed are required. Vendors may add hours at their discretion.
Music and game zone programs are scheduled several days, early evening hours

SNACK SHACK at the Harbor Overlook: Servin' up the details!

The Harbor Overlook, along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, is situated at the corner of South and Ocean Street.  This space provides a picturesque setting for visitors to stroll to and from Main Street and the harborfront, where visitors  can meet local artists, listen to music, play games, catch their breath, take in the sights and sounds, and picnic in the park.  

The Snack Shack at the Harbor Overlook is an additional attraction to draw visitors from Main Street and the Harbor; provides affordable incubator space for local businesses; provides prime visibility and opportunities for entrepreneurs to gain and improve business, marketing and selling skills, connect with other creatives, and meet thousands of visitors from around the region and the world. 

This colorful and comfortable space was created to be a vibrant community gathering place and incubator for pop up businesses for creatives in all disciplines. Those in the artist shanties and vendors at the Snack Shack are offered a low risk, low cost opportunity in a popular setting to ‘test drive’ their products and services in a prime, highly visible, and heavily trafficked area, and to be immersed in and a part of the sights and sounds of Downtown Hyannis and the Harborfront. 

The Harbor Overlook has outdoor seating with park benches, Adirondack chairs, picnic tables, shade umbrellas, free mini library and, weather permitting, lawn games. 

What is the physical address of the Harbor Overlook?

The Harbor Overlook is located at 51 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA  02601
It is the area along the Walkway-to-the-Sea at the base of Hyannis Village Green, at the corner of Ocean & South Streets, across from Aselton Park. 

**IMPORTANT NOTE**: Although it is confusing, we know! Please when completing the Temporary Board of Health Food Permit Application, use 367 Main Street, Hyannis as the address.  It relates to the Assessor's map and they cannot change it at this time!

 

What are the benefits for my business to “pop up” at The Snack Shack at the Harbor Overlook?

The Snack Shack is intended to stimulate economic activity, attract new food entrepreneurs and business owners, and increase foot traffic downtown to help support existing and future  business. The Snack Shack is an 8 X 10 shed that offers vendors a ‘taste’ of operating their business in a downtown location.  It is a low-risk way to test their business plan, reach new audiences, and determine if downtown Hyannis is a good fit.

2022 hyannis main street map

VENDORS

Vendors must have all proper food service certificates as required by Board of Health to participate.
Vendors must have business insurance.

Multiple vendors may share the space, but each must separately apply and be accepted.

Vendor applications are received on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

Vendor applications are received on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

Applicants may request to be placed multiple weeks throughout the season.
Applicants may request to be placed up to four consecutive weeks.

In order to apply to the Snack Shack program, vendors must also apply for a Town of Barnstable Temporary Food Permit. 
The Board of Health Temporary Food Permit fee is $50.00, payable on-line when you apply.

ITEMS REQUIRED TO BE UPLOADED WITH YOUR TEMPORARY FOOD PERMIT APPLICATION:

  • ServSafe Certificate
  • Allergen Certificate
  • Menu/list of all items you intend to sell

CLICK HERE for the Town of Barnstable Temporary Food Permit Application.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR COMPLETING THE FORM:
1. ADDRESS:  With the BOH permit system, when entering the location of the Snack Shack for this particular permit, please use the following address: 367 Main Street, Hyannis. MA  02601

2. PROGRAM DATES:  the permit requires dates in order to move forward with the application. 
BOH at this time cannot override this question for the Snack Shack.
Vendors do not have assigned dates at the time of completing the Temporary Food Permit Application therefore please list November 1 through November 6 as the program dates.
These of course will not be your assigned dates but allow you to move through the application process.  

If you are serving only:
• Pre-made, pre-packaged food 
• Exempt farm products
Your application should be processed and approved within 2 weeks

If you are:
• Assembling food at the Snack Shack
• Serving food that is not pre-packaged
• Serving food that is out of its packaging
You will have to go before the Board of Health, which will add up to a month to your application processing and approval time. Snack Shack program staff can assist with this process.

The Snack Shack does not provide or allow any equipment for cooking, baking or frying foods.
There is a microwave for heating pre-prepared food items.

The vendor may only display and sell food as approved during the Board of Health permitting process.
The sale of non-approved items is expressly prohibited. 

Costs to rent the Snack Shack include:

1. Town of Barnstable Board of Health (BOH)Temporary Food Permit fees:
$50.00 paid to BOH on-line when applying for this permit.  
All vendors are required to apply for a Temporary Food Permit in order to participate in the Snack Shack program.
Please note:  With the BOH permit system, when entering the location of the Snack Shack for this particular permit, please use the following address:  367 Main Street, Hyannis.

2. 2022 is a pilot program with special rental rates: $100.00 weekly and special event weekends      
                                                                                         $ 75.00 October weekends

3. There is no Snack Shack application fee for 2022.

4. Security Deposit.

Vendors must submit a refundable deposit of $100.00 (seperate check) due with the signed license agreement. 
This is in addition to your rental payment. 

This Security Deposit will be cashed ONLY if the Snack Shack needs significant cleaning,  trash is left, walls or equipment damaged, or in any other way not returned to its original condition.
Vendor will be notified prior to check being cashed.  

Only ONE security deposit check per vendor is required for the season regardless of how many rental weeks are scheduled.

INSURANCE

All vendors are required to carry commercial general liability insurance. You must submit a Certificate of Insurance naming Town of Barnstable as an additional insured due with your signed contract. There are many reasonably priced options for vendors participating in venues such as this program and other festivals and fairs as stand-alone short-term policy, or as a rider on your homeowners or business owners insurance.

SNACK SHACK DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT

The Snack Shack is an 8 X 10 shed, complete with a side dutch door, front service window and it is 'powered up' with plenty of outlets.

The Snack Shack program provides the following equipment:
27" Merchandising refrigerator
27" Merchandising freezer
Portable sink: compact, with 3 bays intended for utensils, cups, small items and 1 bay for handwashing
Sandwich/salad prep counter with refrigerator below
6’ stainless steel counter with open shelving below

There is space for a 24" X 24" storage rack or other items you would like to have with you for the week.

The shed also is fitted with a fire extinguisher, first-aid kit and wet/dry mop, broom and dustpan.

It is up to each vendor how they would like to supply the Snack Shack for the week.

Vendors will carry in and carry out all serving items, utensils, small appliances, paper products, paper towels and preferred cleaning items.

HANDWASHING SINK:
The Snack Shack provides a portable handwashing sink and 3-bay sink.
Sink capacity: 5 gallon freshwater and 7 gallon wastewater. 

Vendors must bring your own fresh water, and carry out and dispose of your wastewater at your commercial kitchen, daily. 
There is no water available and no dumping allowed on site.

For Snack Shack vendors, yes.

Vendors are provided a password protected wi-fi when on-site.

At this time there is no public wi-fi available for guests to the area.

2022 PROGRAM DATES

Weekly, Thursday through Tuesday, as follows:

6/30 - 7/5

7/7 -7/12

7/14 - 7/19

7/21-7/26

7/28 - 8/2

8/4 - 8/9

8/11 - 8/16

8/18- 8/23

8/25- 8/30

9/1 -9/6

9/8 -9/13

9/15 -9/20

9/22 -9/27

Weekends, Friday  through Sunday, as follows:

9/30 -10/2

10/7 -10/9

10/14 -1/16

10/21 -10/23

Weekends, special events, as follows: 

11/25 & 11/26, Friday, Saturday

12/3, Saturday

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Vendor is required to open on time and remain open during designated licensed hours.

Current required hours:
11:00am - 6:00pm June - August
11:00am - 3:00pm September weeks and October and special event weekends.

Vendors may open as early as 6:30am and stay open as late as 8:30pm.

The Snack Shack will close during severe, inclement weather.

Failure to be open to the public during required program hours could result in cancellation and rescission of vendor license.

 

Yes! The Harbor Overlook is a key connector  along the Walkway-to-the-Sea and a place residents can stroll through  year-round. When the Snack Shack is closed, its exterior features a ‘Smile Spot’ for selfies, as well as directional maps.  Another program, the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties, features local artists in shanties at the Harbor Overlook May through October.  The area itself is a scenic resting spot, complete with Adirondack chairs, picnic tables, and shade umbrellas.  

Public ‘comfort stations’ are located at the edge of the public parking lot, next to the Hyannis Village Green, a short walk from the Harbor Overlook.
 
There are also public bathrooms at Bismore Park, near the Dockmaster's Office.

No refunds. In the event of an emergency/medical situation contact the Snack Shack Program Manager to discuss.

In the event Town of Barnstable or Massachusetts State guidelines require
businesses to close to the public for an extended period of time due to unforeseen
circumstances/situations beyond anyone’s control, renters with programs taking place during those mandated closed dates will receive a rent refund less processing fee.

It is up to each vendor to actively promote and advertise through their own marketing methods.

The Town of Barnstable does not guarantee attendance or media coverage of this program.

With this, the Town of Barnstable to a minimal extent promotes this program.

The Town of Barnstable will promote for visitors to stop by The Snack Shack on Arts Barnstable social media pages.
If you tag @ArtsBarnstable, your information will be re-shared on these platforms during your rental.

The Town of Barnstable also sends out press release information about this program and participating vendors to media outlets.

The vendor is responsible for cleaning and removing trash during and at the end of their rental.

All trash must be taken with you, there are no dumpsters on the property.

There are trash cans for visitor use, emptied daily by Town of Barnstable custodial staff.

There is convenient street parking on Ocean Street (pay to park) just prior to the Harbor Overlook AND free parking at the Town Hall Public Parking lot, adjacent to the Harbor Overlook.  Both parking lots are within a five minute walk to the Harbor Overlook and one block from Hyannis Main Street.

Special One Day licenses are issued by the Licensing Authority at a regularly scheduled meeting and must be applied for at least 30 days before the event. No event open to the general public may conduct any form of entertainment or serve alcoholic beverages without a valid license on the premise.  For more information on this process, https://town.barnstable.ma.us/departments/specialevents/forms.asp

Once accepted into the program, the Program Manager will connect with participating vendors on everything needed for on-site details from how to unlock the doors, where to park, access to Snack Shack social media digital toolbox and more.

Every accepted vendor is emailed information before the season starts.  There are pre-season Snack Shack vendor virtual "office hours"  to answer any further questions and visit the Snack Shack to take pictures and measurements.

For the 2022 pilot program there is NO Snack Shack application fee.

Vendors must complete a Board of Health (BOH) Temporary Food Permit Application with a $50.00 fee.

If accepted into the Snack Shack program vendors will pay a $100.00 weekly and special event / $75.00 (Oct.) weekend rental fee for the Snack Shack.

Vendors will provide one additional check in the amount of $100.00, as a refundable security deposit.

Rental fee and security deposit are due once the vendor is accepted into the program and payments must be included along with the signed license agreement.

NO refunds.

 

2022 Pilot Program grant opportunity: Food vendors with three years or less experience are eligible to apply for a one-time grant to help defray costs associated with license fees, food costs, advertising, etc. 
Awards may be made up to $800.00 per vendor.  You can apply for this grant funding within the Snack Shack application form.

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There is always something taking place in Hyannis year round! You can learn more about Downtown Hyannis programs and events at
www.Artsbarnstable.com and @artsbarnstable

Hyannismainstreet.com

Capecodchamber.com

Questions about the permitting process or program?

Contact: 

Gloria McPherson, Planning & Economic Development Coordinator | gloria.mcpherson@town.barnstable.ma.us

ABOUT THE HARBOR OVERLOOK:

The Harbor Overlook is in the heart of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, located along the Walkway-to-the-Sea at the corner of South and Ocean Streets, in downtown Hyannis. It provides a picturesque setting for visitors to stroll to and from Main Street and the Harborfront. It is steps away from the island ferry terminals, Hyannis Main Street, the Village Green, Aselton & Bismore Parks. During the summer months, tens of thousands pass through downtown Hyannis and the Harborfront each week. The area features five artist shanties, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, “old-school” games, and hosts live music & interactive programs each week.

ABOUT THE SNACK SHACK AT THE HARBOR OVERLOOK 2022 PILOT PROGRAM:

This program is made possible in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable and MassDevelopment. The Town of Barnstable was awarded $45,000 from MassDevelopment’s TDI Challenge Grant Program for the purpose of encouraging local policy and process updates and the flexible use of outdoor space. The award has funded the creation of a new Snack Shack at the Harbor Overlook program for shared food vendor use, with new, built-in restaurant-grade equipment. The award will also subsidize some of the rental costs of the program during this pilot season, and provide direct grant funds to new food vendors to  promote food-based entrepreneurship.

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM?
SPACES REMAIN FOR THE 2022 SEASON.

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM OR PROCESS CONTACT:

Melissa Chartrand | Arts & Culture Coordinator | Planning & Development  melissa.chartrand@town.barnstable.ma.us

ABOUT THE SNACK SHACK AT THE HARBOR OVERLOOK

This program provides a low-cost, low-risk, well-equipped, pop-up location in downtown Hyannis and small business support to local entrepreneurs who are looking for a taste of what it’s like to run a shop in a permanent location without the risk of incurring start-up costs for expensive food service equipment.