Happy Daz owner John Heaphy, along with his wife, employees and different members of the Wapakoneta community ceremoniously cut the pink ribbon to officially open Happy Daz for business. (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier)
The sun was shining bright Monday morning as Happy Daz owner John Heaphy prepared to ceremoniously cut the ribbon and official open the doors of his newest Happy Daz location, located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue (state Route 501) and Defiance Street (state Route 198).
Even though it was 10 a.m. and below 10 degrees, many of the first customers, who also attended the ribbon cutting ceremony, purchased ice cream treats, officially welcoming Happy Daz to Wapakoneta.
Heaphy explained the target date to open this location was the spring of 2014, and even though it didn’t necessarily feel like spring yesterday morning, he is proud to be up and running.
“Even though it’s cold, we could have had a foot of snow on the ground,” Heaphy said. “The sun is shining and there’s blacktop, so we’re in pretty good shape.”
For the full story, see the Tuesday, March 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.