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Izzy's Ice Cream to permanently close its original location in St. Paul

Its Minneapolis location will open next week.
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At a troubling time for the food industry, another Twin Cities eatery is shutting down.

Izzy's Ice Cream has announced that its original location on St. Paul's Marshall Avenue will close for good, per a message on its website by owners Lara Hammel and Jeff Sommer.

The innovative ice cream purveyors' Minneapolis location at 1100 2nd St. S. will stay open, and is set to re-open with a delivery-only service (within a 5 mile radius) on May 4.

Both stores have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

"It is with great sadness that we are closing our St. Paul location," the owners wrote. "We want to thank you so much for supporting us over the last 20 years

"We have so many memories of happiness, good times, and people coming together in serving the community. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for buying our ice cream, supporting and being ambassadors for our business, waiting in all those long lines for ice cream, and for allowing us the honor to hire your sons and daughters to scoop ice cream over the years.

"You are the best customers we could ever wish for! Nothing will ever take away the fact that Izzy’s comes from St. Paul. And although we will be operating solely in Minneapolis now, we still consider ourselves a St. Paul company." 

Hammel and Sommer opened Izzy's after learning the craft from Italian gelato experts they found in North Carolina, and their ice cream operation has become known for its wide range of traditional and wacky flavors, as well as the 3/4 ounce "Izzy Scoop" atop each cone.

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