Tropical Sno (13416 Holmes Road) returns from its winter sabbatical today. The 98-square-foot shaved ice shop in Martin City is run by Seth Golay and his partner Jason Kralicek.
You walk up to the window in the shack and order a shaved ice that you can then customize with syrups, chocolate, or a pucker pack (think the granule version of Sour Patch Kids). If you’re feeling overwhelmed, they’ve got some flavor combination suggestions.
The duo purchased the snow cone shop three years ago this April. A second Kansas City location is in the works. The Pitch reported that Golay and Kralicek, who is the managing director at the Unicorn Theatre, are working on a larger shop (although still carryout) at 222 West 85th Street in the same strip mall as Chelly’s Cafe and Second Best Coffee (which is home to Kansas City’s only Slayer espresso machine). The Waldo store is expected to begin shaving ice by the end of next month.
The Tropical Sno location in Martin City is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The phone number is 816-759-2726.[Image via Facebook: Tropical Sno Kansas City]