Snack Shack in Madiera Beach Threatened04/24/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Tonight in Madeira Beach, local residents will make a last ditch effort to save the historic cabin known as the Snack Shack, which is scheduled to be demolished next Monday.
Citizen Eddie Lee has collected over 850 verified signatures of registered voters in Madeira Beach that he hopes will persuade a majority of the City Commission to delay the proposed demolition. (roll tape#1 o.q.”Monday Morning”)
The Snack Shack, as its known, is located in Archibald Memorial Park in Madiera Beach.
It was built in the 1930’s for recreation use by military veterans. It was later taken over by the Interior Department and then given to the city of Madiera Beach to run in 1972. In 1975, the Disabled Americans Veterans began operating the Snack Shack, selling food and drinks to beach goers. Eddie Lee, a Veteran himself, said there are several reasons why local citizens do not want to see the building go (roll tape#2 o.q.”Veterans of the United States”)Tonight’s meeting takes place at City Hall in Madeira Beach at 7PM, located at 300 Municipal Drive. Eddie Lee hopes he’ll have a packed house to persuade 2 of the City Commissioners, as well as Mayor Charles Parker to hold off on demolishing the Snack Shack. (roll tape#3 o.q.”anyway”)
WMNF attempted to speak to Madeira Beach Mayor Charles Parker. He was not available by airtime. Again, that meeting at City Hall in Madeira Beach takes place at 7PM.