MASON CITY – An iconic Mason City ice cream parlor is re-opening, a community organization is reporting.
Birdsall’s ice cream shop closed in 2020. Later, the owner of Mason City’s best-known ice cream shop, David Vaughn Escher, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The town has missed the tradition of stopping in for a sundae or a cone on a warm day ever since.
However, today it is reported by Visit Mason City that new owners are taking over and preparing to re-open the shop. Anne and Gary Schmit, along with Marc Murray and Michelle Murray appear to be helping get things opened back up.
A sign on the building proclaims “new owners” and “opening soon”.