By Cecil G. Brumley
Someone looking to buy a hotdog at Tom Renick Park on Ocean Shore Boulevard in Ormond-by-the-Sea during the Labor Day weekend suffered a disappointment.
After 10 years in operation there, the Beach Café was closed.
Owner of the food truck, Jerry Onesky, said he was informed by letter that his contract with the County of Volusia Coastal Services was terminated.
Joe Nolin, Coastal Division director, said, "There were some violations of the contract conditions. We received a number of complaints about the violations."
Mr. Onesky blamed someone who had wanted to partner with him on expanding his business for the complaints. However, he acknowledged that he did violate the terms of the contract, which included not leaving his food truck at the oceanfront park overnight.
But he also noted the county had not been collecting the $300 monthly fee he was supposed to pay under the contract.
Mr. Nolin said the county had not begun billing Mr. Onesky because his contract was just renewed. "The contract wasn't effective until earlier this month."
Mr. Onesky lamented his closing. "When I opened, no one else wanted anything to do with it. I took it and turned it into a successful business," he said.