When the temperature rises, Bill Nelson suddenly finds himself with one the most desirable pieces of real estate in his Spokane Valley neighborhood.
"Yeah, they would like to be over here," said Nelson.
"Every once and awhile I'll see a neighbor outside and I'll make him up a shave ice," he said.
Nelson owns Lonnie Bills Tropical Sno and has been making his own ice for the business since 2005.
"I make 80 blocks a day, 80 bags a day," he said.
He keeps all that ice in a walk in freezer on his property. The freezer is set a chilly 10 degrees, a nice relief from the summer heat.
"Right now there's about 1,500 [bags] and the freezer will hold 3,000," he said.
Nelson owns two shaved ice stands in Riverfront Park and has several other stands he takes to area fairs and festivals.
"I really love this business. This is one of the only businesses that everyone leaves happy. They all leave with a smile on their face," said Nelson.