Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Larry's Ice Cream, NE Corner of Lake and Washington, 1920's to 1960's?
Mode-a-Day and Frances Scott dress shops are just up the way on North Lake with one other retail bay before reaching the Crown Restaurant and Hotel Supply building which still exists today as the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. There must have been more than one Larry's Ice Cream Store, as the signs both say Larry's Ice Cream Stores rather than just Store.
Many old neighborhood residents talk of having an ice cream sundae or soda at Larry's soda fountain. Such a shame we don't have something like this now during the hot summer months. The closest thing we have is Connal's on East Washington Boulevard, a few blocks to the east which has great ice cream.