Welcome to the Internet home of Tropic Hut Cafe and Concession!
Tropic Hut Cafe is a deli, coffee shop, bakery and convenience store all
rolled into one location at the Washoe County Administrative Complex.
We offer top quality brewed coffees and espresso drinks, delicious sandwiches,
fun snacks and home baked giant cookies and brownies.
Tropic Hut started out as a traveling concession, bringing our delicious tropical drinks,
genuine real fruit smoothies (we call them Silkies), premium coffee and tasty snacks
to fairs and festivals all over the Southwest. In February of 2014 we discovered a cafe location for sale.
It was just right for us, so we bought the place and started
Tropic Hut Cafe on April 1st, 2014. Yep, we started the cafe location on April Fools Day!
The pages in this web site tell all about our products, what we're up to and where we've been.
The "Pictures" pages are loaded with photos and videos from outstanding
events we've attended and fun activities at the cafe. You'll find plenty of interesting and amusing stuff in here,
so go ahead and click some links!
September, 2015: Tropic Hut Cafe Forced To Close So That
State Of Nevada Can Give Lease To Handicapped Person
You read that headline correctly. After eighteen months of working 70 hours
a week and pouring everything I had into this business, the state government
pulled the rug out from under me - in the name of helping people.
My cafe was in a county building, which means the food service facility was
overseen by the so-called Business Enterprise of Nevada. There is absolutely nothing
"business" like nor "enterprising" about Business Enterprise of Nevada. It's a sham run
by over-paid, incompetent buffoons who were obviously hired to meet some "diversity"
goal for government employee statistics.
When I first took interest in buying this cafe, I could hardly believe how
clueless the people were who ran this little corner of Nevada State government.
They didn't even know what it meant when I proposed the lease needed a
Guaranteed Option To Renew. I explained a business needs the guaranteed option so that a landlord -
in this case the state government - could not just yank a lease, thus killing the
business. They assured me so long as I paid my rent and didn't do anything illegal, there would be
no problem with me keeping the cafe as long as I wished.
This was a bald faced lie. They fully intended to re-assign the lease to a disabled person as soon as
such a person could be found who wanted to run a cafe. This is how the state agency keeps its funding,
and how the over-paid state flunkeys keep their cushy jobs.
I'm all for helping handicpped persons.
But is it really a benefit to help a disabled person by destroying the livelihood of an able-bodied person -
and his four employees?
I had turned that facility into a better cafe than it had been under any previous owner, ever.
That's not a boast or an exaggeration; it's what dozens of my customers told me time after time.
I gave the cafe a theme, atmosphere, installed a music system and created a fantastic menu
that was exceedingly successful. So-called "Business Enterprise of Nevada" destroyed the best
business run by the most enterprising owner ever to occupy that location.
This is why business owners have learned to detest government.
A government agency with the astonishing name of "Business Enterprise Of Nevada"
mutilated a successful Nevada business.
Never trust government.