Four months after closing its original shop in St. Paul, Izzy's Ice Cream has announced its Minneapolis location is following suit.
The popular confectioner announced Tuesday that its Mill District ice cream shop will close its doors for good next Monday, Aug. 31.
The writing was on the wall for the shop given that Izzy's put the building up for sale in May, having closed its St. Paul location in April amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Even though restrictions on dine-in service have loosened since then, Izzy's saying it's transitioning its business to focus on wholesale sales, selling tubs of its popular creations online and at local grocery stores and restaurants.
Known for its 3/4 ounce "Izzy" scoop on top of an ice cream cone, Izzy's was named the best ice cream shop in Minnesota by The Daily Meal just last month.
"We are profoundly grateful for all of the moments that we have shared with all of you: the community of people that have built, enjoyed, experienced, supported, and sustained our vision for an ice cream company has been nothing short of amazing – we have celebrated thousands of special events and moments with you, your families, friends and businesses," Izzy's founders Lara Hammel and Jeff Sommer announced on Instagram. "For this, we are profoundly grateful."
"We too feel the depth of the loss of the Izzy’s Ice Cream shop experience and know how much we are collectively losing – as a company, we remain committed to our mission and to our core values and we hope to share many more great moments with you in the future."
You can find a list of Minnesota restaurants that have closed since the start of the pandemic here.