by Cori Hilsgen
Cone Castle in St. Joseph will host a spring grand opening May 3–5.
The grand opening will offer 50-percent off menu items and will feature “Back to the 50s” music and entertainment. Rides for children will also be available through “Party Time Inflatables.”
Cone Castle opened March 14.
“We thought spring was here,” said Aaron Holthaus, one of five owners of the Cone Castle. He said their menu this year will include fresh-baked food cones.
“This year we are baking our food cones fresh in the store and providing a more consistent and higher-quality product,” Holthaus said.
He said Cone Castle is the only place where all food items are served in a cone. By baking their cones fresh in the store, Holthaus said, they will improve their service and provide fresher food with a fast, friendly atmosphere.
St. Joseph residents have been very supportive of the Cone Castle business. The owners said they would like to give something back to them.
“We want to host fundraising events to donate proceeds to local charities, youth groups and more,” Holthaus said.
A catering trailer will soon be available to bring products to customers.
Beginning in June, Cone Castle will team up with Party Time Inflatables every Monday to create a fun, family atmosphere.
“The kids can come for a treat and burn off some energy all in one great location,” Holtaus said.
The St. Joseph Cone Castle is the only location currently open. The business is owned by five partners who include Aaron, Tom and Josh Holtaus, Jason Neuerburg and Miguel Campa.
Holthaus said the Cone Castle concept was created with families in mind. Each of the partners has families with children who love the outdoors, fun music and ice cream.
“We are very impressed with the support of the St. Joseph community,” Holthaus said. “Please help us serve you in the best possible way. Our team is receptive to comments, questions and concerns to make Cone Castle a great family atmosphere. We look forward to a great summer, when it gets here, of course!”
Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other people's stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.