Thanks for your very cautious advice. Your opinion is understood. However, a very whimsical, eye-catching stand of my own design is central to my entire theme. For my purposes a commercially built concession trailer simply would not do, nor would it be cheaper. The stand is of my own design and I will also build it myself. My very generous cost projections put the stand itself is under 3k, not including fixtures.
I will of course double check the local codes, but there are portable structures serving as shaved ice stands already around town. My design could be considered portable or permanent, depending on what is required by code.
As I said in another post, I’m only interested in my dream stand – the vision that’s in my head. If I can’t have it exactly the way I want it, then there’s really no point in doing it. I don’t need a job. I already live the "American dream" of being my own boss in a business the earns me a very comfortable living and them some.
This is for the fun of it.