Historic Dave's Popcorn and Ice Cream in south Minneapolis is up for sale again

The south Minneapolis landmark is up for sale again.
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Wanted: New owners to carry on a Minneapolis tradition dating back more than 60 years.

For the second time in three years, Dave's Popcorn and Ice Cream in south Minneapolis is up for sale.

The landmark on East 38th Street was bought by current owners, Pastor Andy Gray and his family, in 2015 for around $95,000.

But now the Grays are looking to move on to pastures new, confirming that the business is up for sale in an announcement on its Facebook page.

"Yes, it was a hard decision," Gray wrote in reply to a commenter. "Our kids are delving into other areas of interest and we don't have the time to develop it more. We've done a lot to have a greater presence and establish the business, but someone with more time than we have could really make it grow."

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The popcorn, carmelcorn and ice cream seller is one of the last remaining traditional drive-ins in the Twin Cities, originally opening back in 1957.

Customers now tend to just walk up to the window to pick up their sweet treats, though you can still drive up if you want.

At this stage, the Grays aren't sure whether they'll open for the summer season, saying they'll see what happens.

CityPages reports the Grays are looking for $159,000 for the business and property, or just $59,000 for just the business if the new owner is willing to lease the premises.

Anyone interested can contact Dave's through its Facebook page.

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