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DES MOINES, Iowa — Sunshine and warm temperatures made it a perfect day for a milk shake or an ice cream treat at an iconic metro business.

Snookies Malt Shop celebrated its 30th opening day.

It has been in Beaverdale since 1986 and is a popular spot for people in the Drake and Roosevelt neighborhoods.

Today, steady traffic gathered around the window keeping employees busy.

Jim Graves, the founder of Snookies say it hasn’t always been that way.

“Some days we could watch a whole movie and never get interrupted when we first started. Gradually it just picked up and picked up,” Graves told Channel 13 News.

Snookies is open for the season 7 days a week until 9 PM.