By HOWARD JONES Jan. 25, 2013
A EUROPEAN-style ice- cream tricycle is serving treats in Albury’s riverside parks.
Belgian-born Alex Smit, who leases the River Deck Cafe at Noreuil Park, said his staff were pedalling around the park and the Oddie’s children’s adventure playground with ice-creams and drinks.
He also hopes to use the tricycle for concerts scheduled for the Albury Botanic Gardens.
“I had it custom-made in England because I wanted to create a fun atmosphere in Noreuil Park,” he said.
“There were a lot of tricycles like this in Belgium when I was little, but I’ve never seen one in Australia.”
Mr Smit and his wife, Christa, own the River Deck business and, in their second summer at Noreuil Park, have expanded the kiosk into an open-air cafe with seating for about 60.
“We also offer twilight dinners on Fridays and Saturdays until the sun goes down,” he said.
The deck will operate until the end of April and the Smits will then focus on their Falls Creek business.
Trade at Noreuil Park has been boosted by the continuing popularity of the cycle tracks.
– River Deck’s Julia Mitas serves a little joy to Wodonga’s Dekoda Keogh and Sarah Bryan, both 11. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK