Sno Daze Tropical Sno opened the doors to its Palos Heights location, 12230 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, on Tuesday, June 15.

Sno Daze Tropical Sno opened the doors to its Palos Heights location, 12230 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, on Tuesday, June 15.

Sno Daze Tropical Sno opens in Palos Heights

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By Kelly White

Keeping people cool this summer with a favorite summer treat of flavored shaved ice is Snow Daze Tropical Sno.
Owned by Ed and Danielle Reinhart, of Bridgeview, Sno Daze Tropical Sno features Hawaiian shaved ice that comes in more 40 fun regular flavors and combination flavors, including strawberry, cotton candy, pina colada, along with many, many more.
The shop’s first location, 7777 S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview, opened in 2013. The owners have made the decision to relocate their business to 12230 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights.
“We love the downtown area of Palos Heights; it reminds me of downtown Lagrange,” Ed Reinhart said, and his wife agreed.
“When we were looking for another location, we fell in love with the feel of the community in Palos Heights,” co-owner, Danielle Reinhart, said. “We signed the lease in December when the town was decorated for Christmas and it was absolutely beautiful. We knew right away that we wanted to be a part of the Palos Heights community.”

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Thomas Haseman, 6, of Palos Heights, was happy to be a part of Sno Daze Tropical Sno’s grand opening celebration on Tuesday, June 15 at 12230 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights.

The Reinharts looked at properties in Tinley Park and Lemont before making the decision to relocate as their Bridgeview business continued to grow, especially in popularity over the summer months.
“We’re always so busy at the Bridgeview location,” Danielle said. “We wanted to expand to a bigger store that was able to offer indoor seating. When we saw the Palos Heights property, we knew it was perfect for our business.”
A grand opening celebration was held on Tuesday, June 15 at the Palos Heights location offering one dollar shaved ice all day and a chance to win a 26-inch beach cruiser bicycle and free shaved ice every day for a year.
“We’re happy about the new location, it’s a lot closer for us and this is one of our favorite places to frequent when it’s hot out,” Kamil Rzeminski, 31, of Palos Hills, said.
With the Bridgeview location previously only opened seasonally from spring through fall, the Reinharts are changing that with the new store. The Palos Heights location will be open year-round from 11:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. from Monday through Sunday.
Not only does the shop feature shaved ice, protein smoothies and ice cream, doggie ice cream is also available and snacks like nachos.
When the weather turns cold, shaved ice, ice cream and the traditional menu items will still be available, along with some other fun treats that the Reinharts are looking forward to sharing with the community.
“We will be here year-round, and during the winter months, we will be bringing in some warm items to add to our menu in Palos Heights, including hot chocolate and specialty coffees,” Ed Reinhart said.
“We are very happy to have them in the community,” Palos Heights Mayor Bob Straz said.
The Bridgeview will remain open from noon until 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday until the first or second week in October of this year.

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