Harper's Hut Shaved Ice & Java
Harper's Hut Shaved Ice & Java opened its first location in Sand Springs, Oklahoma in June of 2014. Founded by Tulsa native William Nozak, the shaved ice stand became the hit of the summer with lines that often kept the business open for hours past their official closing time.
Harper's Hut's Sand Springs location is at 1124 E Charles Page Blvd #700 in the Harris Properties Shopping Center next to the Cinema 8 movie theater. The Hut is situated on a large grassy lot with room for activities such as ultimate frisbee, corn-hole, and more. The Hut hosts free family events throughout the year, including car shows, block parties, snowball fights, fundraisers, free movie nights, and more.
In the summer of 2015 Harper's Hut expanded to the Sapulpa Aquatic Center, Glenpool Black Gold Park, and Mannford. Mannford was a traditional hut building operated by Nozak, while the two park facilities were opened under lease agreements inside existing concession stands. In December of 2015, the Hut expanded to South Sand Springs with a coffee trailer in the Prattville Center.
In 2016 the Hut expanded to the River City Park Concession Stand under a lease agreement with the West Side Alliance and Sand Springs Soccer Club. Terry's Classic Coneys in the Prattville Center also began carrying a limited menu of Harper's shaved ice. The coffee stand transitioned to a catering-centered business model and ceased operations in Prattville. Harper's Hut partnered with Terry's Classic Coneys to resurrect a classic car show in the Prattville Center. Harper's also brought snow to the Charles Page High School Memorial Football Stadium.
In 2017 the Terry's location and Glenpool concession stand closed, as did the Mannford hut. Located next to Phelps Market, the land leased by Harper's was sold to an incoming business. In a statement issued by Nozak, the Mannford hut will be moved to "Sand Springs and hopefully returning to Mannford in the future." The Harper's Hut Classic Car Show returned in 2017, this time in partnership with the Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce as the anchor event for the Chillin' & Grillin' Festival at Pogue Airport. The Sand Springs location expanded its amenities to include several brand new seating options, including a pirate ship. Harper's also announced partnerships with the Sapulpa Football Stadium, Sapulpa Softball Complex, Pleasant Valley Farms, and Sungate Neighborhood Pool.
Harper's Hut in the News:
08.07.2017 Harper's Hut River City Concession Stand suffers break-in.
05.31.2017 Harper's Hut demonstrates true corporate citizenship and culture of giving.
05.25.2017 Harper's Hut Summer Kickoff to honor lost Sand Springs foster kids.
04.05.2017 WSA Cup draws thousands to Sand Springs: Presented by Harper's Hut River City.
09.15.2016 Terry's Classic Coneys presents the Harper's Hut Classic Car & Bike Show, next Saturday in Sand Springs.
09.01.2016 Local businesses and churches say farewell to summer with stellar parties.
08.06.2016 First Annual Harper's Hut Block Party is a blast!
07.25.2016 Local couple brings Harper's Hut to River City Splash Pad.
06.18.2016 First Annual Taste of Sand Springs boasts delicious dining experience.
05.20.2016 Harper's Hut gives away 1300 snow cones, raises hundreds for special needs school.
05.19.2016 Unlimited Free Snowcones all day Thursday at Harper's Hut!
04.26.2016 Harper's Hut Shaved Ice & Java to donate 20% of Wednesday profit to CPHS Special Needs Prom.
04.13.2016 Holy Smokers win fifth-straight at Chillin' & Grillin', Harper's Hut gives away 400+ snow cones.
03.11.2016 Harper's Hut Shaved Ice is open for the season!
12.10.2015 Harper's Hut expands to coffee in new Prattville location.
09.03.2015 Local churches put on back-to-school bashes for area youth.