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The return of Honey Hut ice cream: ‘Major’ changes unveiled at Huntington Beach

The Noshery is an all-new expanded concessions building.

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Officials with the Cleveland Metroparks revealed “major improvements” at Huntington Beach in Bay Village during a press event Thursday morning.

The work marks the completion of a $1.6 million project to enhance Huntington Beach with upgrades that include the opening of The Noshery, which is an all-new expanded concessions building. Debra Berry of the Cleveland Metroparks announced that The Noshery will open to the public starting Friday, May 28.

“[The Noshery] brings back the historic feel of the pagoda-style building that first served the visitors of Huntington Beach many decades ago," she said. "The new concession building features made-to-order fare, adult beverages and, of course, Honey Hut ice cream."

You can watch our coverage of the unveiling in the player below:

Other highlights of The Noshery's menu include a raided soft pretzel, salad and a crispy walleye sandwich.

"The Noshery will also offer cocktails and craft beer from several Ohio-based breweries for guests to enjoy in the Sunset Picnic Plaza," according to a press release.

The Sunset Plaza, which offers scenic views of Lake Erie, features a fire pit, picnic tables and Adirondack Chairs.

Additional changes at Huntington Beach include: 

  • New, accessible bathroom and changing facility.
  • Improvements to the Huntington Beach entranceway and bike racks.
  • Restoration to the exterior siding of the historic water tower.
  • Bench swings for additional lake viewing will be installed later this summer.

Back in September, 3News captured video of the iconic Honey Hut location coming down at Huntington Beach amid the renovations. The upgrades are part of a multi-year master plan for Huntington Beach which began in 2018.

RELATED: Here's the scoop on why the Honey Hut building was torn down at Huntington Beach in Bay Village

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