A popular Tioga County ice cream shop will soon open for the season under new ownership.
Ice cream works! had become essential in the village of Owego since the beginning of its activities nearly ten years ago.
Sean and April Villanti acquired the store at the end of February. They bought the business from Mike and Diane Franz, who launched the operation in 2012.
The new owners said they enjoyed visiting the ice cream shop over the years. They are just beginning to practice the art of pickup in preparation for the new season. They plan to open the store on March 19.
The husband and wife say they expect things to stay mostly the same, although they plan to offer new options like hot dogs and small snacks.
In a Facebook post, Mike and Diane Franz expressed their gratitude to the community, family and friends for their support of the business. They wrote that although they sold the business, “our family is sticking around.”