Bahama Buck’s slated for early summer opening

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ronnie Marez of Clovis, applies chalk on the bottom of a roof eave Monday at the Bahama Buck’s being built on Prince Street For additional informationm, see today’s business feature.

By CNJ Staff

Clovis residents Stephen Powell and Chris Foster are working hard to open a surf-themed shaved ice shop called Bahama Buck’s early this summer.

The shop will also serve smoothies and other cool treats in a tropical setting, like a beach or surf shop, Powell said.

Powell and Foster, who started working together about a year ago, found Bahama Buck’s a good fit.

Powell is president of Patriot Outdoors and was looking for a “different opportunity.”

Foster had worked with a local service industry for 17 years and was interested in a food service business.

Attractions of the franchise are that the business is Christian-owned, family centered and employee-friendly.

“It will be a clean environment for youth, a place for people to meet and hang out,” Powell said.

Bahama Buck’s will offer about 80 flavors for shaved ice — not including flavor combinations and smoothies.

The business is under construction on North Prince Street, near Checker Auto and the Sherwin Williams paint store.