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We're Open, Tallahassee: Big Easy Snowballs takes advantage of outdoor seating amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 18:56:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.

Tommy Denis and his wife bought Big Easy Snowballs in December from the previous owners.

Despite feeling the drop in business amid the coronavirus pandemic, they've pushed on adding new flavors and implementing new procedures to keep everyone safe.

They allow a maximum of five people inside at a time and, after ordering, encourage customers to wait outside where they will bring your order out to you.

"We also bring the menus outside to customers," said Denis. "I bought more seating and chairs for outside where people can actually sit down and enjoy a snowball. And we took the seating inside because our capacity inside is not really that big inside, so removed all the seating and chairs out of the inside and put more outside so people can enjoy the Lake Ella and the beauty of this lake."

Denis and his wife also give back to local organizations, like Boystown. They recently donated over 100 snowballs.

"Because right now they honestly can't get out of their community so we went to them, we actually gave back to them to give them a little piece of the outside world back to their home, to let them know they are not forgotten about," Denis said.

They also sell ice cream for dogs!

They are located on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee.

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