The new Bob's Twist-N-Shake in Venice, a retro-design building, sports a
13-foot-tall, three-dimensional white-and-orange twist ice cream cone
that heralds its main product: ice cream.
design is reminiscent of the ice cream stands of the 1950s and '60s,
which coincides with owner Bob Johnson's acquisition of the land at 420
U.S. Highway 41. "I've owned the land where the store is located since
the '60s," says Johnson. "I leased it to a bank for 25 years. A few
years ago they moved on and the land became vacant. I love ice cream and
thought this location was well-suited for this type of project. Venice
a place of character."
In addition to the
store and drive-through, exterior spaces include covered canopy seating
and shaded garden seating.
completed in 90 days by JE Charlotte Construction
to Jeff Charlotte, his business is dedicated to aggressive timelines.
"We develop and manage our work on a daily basis, which enabled us to
stay on track. We procured all long-lead materials well in advance of
the date they were needed on site, so there were no delays to the
"We thoroughly enjoyed completing
this project for the Johnson family," adds Charlotte. "It brought
much-needed jobs to the area and we always enjoy projects that bring
property tax revenues back on-line without taxing the need for new
from noon until 9 p.m. daily, with a menu that features malts, shakes,
floats and smoothies as well as its signature twisty cones.
Source: Bob Johnson, Bob's Twist-N-Shake;
Jeff Charlotte, JE Charlotte Construction