Snookies Reopens for Spring and Summer Season

Nothing says warm days are on their way like Snookies Malt Shop reopening after a long winter. Snookies is a family owned small business located at 1810 Beaver Ave that serves up some delicious ice cream. Snookies has something for everyone’s sweet tooth; ice cream cones, sundaes, malts, shakes and even free pup cups for your furry friends.

The original owners, Jim Graves and his wife Marilyn Caves, opened the shop in 1986. The shop was named after Caves’ college nickname, Snookie. The couple operated the shop until their retirement in 2012; their daughter, Brandy Proulx, has since taken over ownership. Proulx spoke of the late Mr. Snookie, “He made us who we are.”

Opening Weekend

Proulx said they served upwards of a thousand customers this past opening weekend. She also said what she’s most excited for this season, “Just seeing all the happy faces of our customers.”

People are, understandably, excited and happy to make the trip to Snookies, unlike the other mundane tasks of every day life. “You have to go to the grocery store, but you choose to come to Snookies,” Proulx said.

The Community

Proulx talked extensively about how the Beaverdale community is what makes Snookies so great. “This community rocks,” she said. “Beaverdale has also made us who we are, and all of us at Snookies love them for that.”

The shop itself is small and quaint, with most of the seating outside. There is also a drive-thru window for ice cream on the go. The shop is a great family place with a lot of charm. From the seat swings to the red picnic tables, Snookies gives their customers a feeling of nostalgia with every lick or spoonful.

“Snart” (Snookies Art)

Each product Snookies produces is called “snart,” meaning Snookies art. Proulx said their most popular item is the chocolate malt, but her personal favorite is mixing hot fudge and black raspberry together for a decadent treat.

As the term “snart” suggests, every product from Snookies comes with a guarantee that it was made with care and with the customer in mind. Their menu can be intimidating with so much to choose from, but it is almost impossible to go wrong with an item of “snart.”

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Snookies will be open all spring and summer long, and shortly into the fall months. With only a few months out of the year to enjoy the amazing ice cream Snookies serves, locals should take full advantage of the time they have to stop over and enjoy a sweet treat.

Snookies takes cash only, so make sure to visit the ATM before visiting. For more information, give them a call at (515) 255-0638, email them at, or check out their Facebook page: