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.

 

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, 2023
  • 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 funds continue into 2023!

  • 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 range from $100 to $800.00 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

2023 RENTAL FEES

June $100
July & August $100
September $100
October Weekend $75
Black Friday /Shop Local Saturday - November $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
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!

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
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 in 2022 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?
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023 SEASON.

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM OR PROCESS CONTACT:

Amy.Harwood@town.barnstable.ma.us

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator | Planning & Development

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.

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: YOUR NAME HERE!

Vendors are featured here when renting the Snack Shack.

Participating vendors for the 2022 season included:

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.

The Cape Cod Challenger Club

Chez Antoine