Izzy's Ice Cream may build factory on Minneapolis riverfront


Despite opposition from Gold Medal Park residents, the Minneapolis City Council development committee voted to sell the city-owned site in the Mills District where Izzy's Ice Cream is proposing to build a factory, according to the Star Tribune.

Though the council has yet to formally complete the transaction that would allow Izzy's to start building, the wheels are already very much in motion for the St. Paul company's expansion to the Minneapolis side of the river. They have hired a Duluth-based architect to design the factory, and the land is already zoned for industrial use, a point that was stressed to opponents of the project who feel a factory, no matter how wonderful or whimsical a product they manufacture, will be an eyesore.

The retail status of the factory also seems to be presenting a problem to area residents and other businesses. Izzy's does plan to sell pre-packed pints and larger quantities of ice cream straight from the factory, but has no plans to sell ice cream by the scoop ... or by the Izzy.


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