The former Curly Cone is reopening at 917 W. Beardsley, Elkhart.
(Truth photos by Tyler Klassen)
It’s been more than five years since someone handed an ice cream cone through the window at Curly Cone. The ice cream stand at 917 W. Beardsley didn’t reopen for the season in March 2008.
But Edi Lopez and his sister Rosy Lopez are working to reopen the stand on the northwest side of Elkhart. He said the stand is likely to be called Eddy and Rosy’s.
The renovation inside is underway. Edi, who has been there working after his day job as a welder, is nearly done with the floor and will do the plumbing before he starts working on the exterior.
They purchased the place in December and hope to have it open in June, he said. “I think it’s a good business,” he added.
Rosy works at Olive Garden and 523 Tap & Grill. She’s going to run it when it opens, he said. The stand will serve American and Mexican food, as well as soft-serve ice cream. The menu may include hamburgers, hot dogs and burritos, he said. “Like it used to be, ice cream and food,” he said.
He said he knows people have missed the place, which is on the edge of a big residential neighborhood. “I’m going to try to make it the same,” he said, but added, “Better than before.”
Good luck to both of them. We can all use some more ice cream as summer approaches.