Izzy’s Ice Cream Closes St. Paul Location for Good

Minneapolis spot plans to reopen for delivery service
Izzy's has permanently shuttered its original St. Paul shop
Izzy’s has permanently shuttered its original St. Paul shop

Courtesy Izzy's Ice Cream/Facebook

One of the Twin Cities’ most revered ice cream shops, Izzy’s, has closed its original location permanently due to COVID-19.

The cozy neighborhood spot on Marshall Avenue in St. Paul had served wildly creative flavors and mini “Izzy’s scoops” since 2000. Today, it was the lesser-known of Izzy’s two locations. The second—a modernist building that opened near Gold Medal Park in Minneapolis in 2013—plans to stick around, and should be reopening soon.

“We want to thank you so much for supporting us over the last 20 years,” owners Jeff Sommers and Lara Hammel wrote on the Izzy’s website. “And although we will be operating solely in Minneapolis now, we still consider ourselves a St. Paul company.”

Their statement, issued on Wednesday, sets a reopening date for the Minneapolis shop of May 4, to offer delivery-only service within a 5-mile radius. It will “expand services as safety warrants.”

Until then, you can still buy Izzy’s ice cream at Pizza Lucé and six grocery stores in the metro area.

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