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  • Joined: 3/18/2008
  • Location: Lake Geneva, WI
boat concession Tue, 03/18/08 6:13 PM (permalink)
My husband and I have been interested in starting a boat concession in Wisconsin and saw that there people in Wisconsin who have done this, which gives us hope! What we have had trouble with is finding out if its possible for our local lakes. I've spent days searching the web and it seems that whomever I contact directs me to another. I was happy to come across this forum and find that there are people out there that actually know they're talking about! Do any of you have ideas who to contact or how to find out? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    • Joined: 8/15/2007
    • Location: Rhinelander, WI
    RE: boat concession Tue, 03/18/08 6:18 PM (permalink)
    Where in Wisconsin are you?

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      • Joined: 8/15/2007
      • Location: Rhinelander, WI
      RE: boat concession Tue, 03/18/08 6:21 PM (permalink)
      Oh and welcome by the way!!!
        ann peeples

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        • Joined: 5/21/2006
        • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
        RE: boat concession Tue, 03/18/08 7:32 PM (permalink)
        Hawtdog-you are located in the perfect place!I think Lake Geneva would embrace such a thing.Our poster,CSD, would be the best reference.

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          • Location: Ipswich Ma
          RE: boat concession Wed, 03/19/08 6:48 AM (permalink)
          Just a thought. Don't most boaters pack their own food and libation on board? I know they do around here. Chow Jim

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            • Location: Lake Geneva, WI
            RE: boat concession Wed, 03/19/08 1:07 PM (permalink)
            Hey all, thanks for responding! I am located near Lake Geneva. The city of Lake Geneva does not allow street vending, (public property vending) they are all about money in their pockets and street vendors don't play into that for them I guess. BUT the lake on the other hand, is part of multiple communities, and we hope that gives us more opportunities than just being shut down by the city of Lake Geneva. There are some smaller lakes in my area as well that are quite busy, but not as much as Lake Geneva/Williams Bay/Bigfoot. Our first choice would obviously be the larger lake. Finding out how to get a process going has been a huge challenge and I feel I've gotten nowhere! Thats why we are hoping you all could be more helpful! Instead of getting "Hmmmm...I'm not sure, I think you need to call *****(It will be the same ppl that told me to call THEM!)" frustrating!
            Jim~ alot of ppl will pack chips and drinks and maybe the occasional sandwich that gets all soggy when ice melts in the cooler and the damn supposedly 'leak proof' ziplock just doesn't work quite as well as it does in the commercials! So, you either eat the soggy thing or starve. Or you can do what my mother-in-law does and pack impractical boating food: "who wants some leftover salad and spaghetti?"
            As crazy as my family seems ;) I got the concession idea after many discussions with friends with the same frustrations.
            :) J

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              • Joined: 6/3/2007
              • Location: Charlotte, NC
              RE: boat concession Fri, 03/21/08 10:48 PM (permalink)
              It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Just do it. What they going to do....throw you in hot dog jail?

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                • Location: Hot Dog University Chicago, IL
                RE: boat concession Sat, 03/22/08 12:26 AM (permalink)

                Dan Council from Lodi, WI vending on Lake Wisconsin. Dan, a recent graduate of Hot Dog University takes his cart on the lake during June, July, and August. In April, May, September, October, and November, Dan vends in Lodi. Look for other Wisconsin graduates to be vending in Richmond, South Beloit, and Madison, once the snow melts and the weather warms up.

                CSD PhD-Professor of Hot Dogs
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