Location, Location: When Temps Hit 100, Lemonade Stands Out By The Pool

Photo: It’s where you place your business that counts in the lemonade trade.

When temperatures in Belmont reached triple digits on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14, what better place to be than the Underwood Pool?

And a pair of entrepreneurial brothers thought, what better place to make a few dollars on this very hot weekend than in front of the pool at the corner of Concord and Cottage with the quintessential summer refreshment: lemonade.

For Burbank kids Maayan and Shilo, the location and weather could not have been better for sales – at 50 cents a glass – as they serviced a steady stream of customers, both young and older. (Editor’s note: It was very good lemonade, to boot.)

And if it got any hotter? 

“We’ll go into the pool,” said Shilo. 


Two words: Customer service.

A Trio of Friends’ Lemonade Stand Sells Out on the Fifth of July

Photo: Ava Sullivan, Mitra Morgan and Ariana Sullivan selling lemonade.

By 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, the neighbors were coming back from their July 4th holiday, just about the time that sales at the lemonade stand at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Falmouth Street started picking up.

Manning the operation were 14 year old Mitra Morgan and 13-year-old twins, Ava and Ariana Sullivan. The Sullivan sisters had the idea of selling lemonade – with real lemon slices – and since Morgan was actively raising money “we decided to do both together,” said Ariana. 

Morgan, who will be a freshman at Belmont High School, is raising money for the cheer team which she made during tryouts as a Chenery student.

The trio brought in $32 – at 50 cents a cup – which provided to be a successful afternoon of commerce for the young entrepreneurs. 

“It was really fun. We got to meet our neighbors,” said Ava, who with her sister were homeschooled and will be attending the Chenery in the fall.

One such resident they got to know was Bliss who lives on Falmouth Street and got the final cup of the day after seeing the girls driving home.

“Who doesn’t love lemonade?” she asked. 

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Before Cold and Rain, One Entrepreneur Makes Lemonade Pay

Memorial Day Monday was an outlier this year; a warm and a bit humid day sandwiched between cool and at time rainy weather.

It was the perfect opportunity for Evelynn of Fairview Avenue to show her entrepreneurial chops.

With attendees from the Memorial Day ceremony heading back home, the five-year-old made a batch of nicely-tart lemonade, found a table, straws, the required red cups, and a garnish of real sliced lemons. IMG_8831

“She made a list of everything she needed. She was very organized and I’m impressed,” said her dad.

To bring the point home that she was so pen for business, Evelynn created her own sign on large poster paper: Lemonade 50 cents spelled out in crayon.

Soon the customers came calling from strangers to neighbor kids. Evelynn proved an adept business person, pouring just enough lemonade to satisfy buyers so that she would not have to make another supply of the drink. In just a few minutes, Evelynn made a few dollars that her dad placed in her wallet.

“It think she’s doing a fantastic job,” her dad said.

So, could the lemonade stand foretell a future in business?

Watch out, Shark Tank.

“We’ll find out,” said her mom.