Updated March 14, 2012 (see end of post)
Request for City Council Committee Action
Downloads for Izzy's ice Cream
Miles Mercer from Minneapolis CPED speaks on the proposed land sale of 1100 2nd St. S. to Izzy's Ice Cream:
Shamrock Development counsel speaks on the land sale:
Several local residents spoke against the sale, Eric Roper of the Star Tribune summarizes their views well in the article he published on the meeting:
Opponents worry that the facility will be an eyesore in the area and could become a nuisance if Izzy's expands or another industrial tenant moves into the building. Izzy's also does not have immediate plans to sell scoops of ice cream at the factory -- only prepackaged items.
"This is not about ice cream. This is about a factory," said Judith Borger, a novelist who lives at the lofts, near the site. "And if you start thinking of it as Acme Nuts and Bolts, then the picture changes considerably."
The matter goes next to the full City Council for approval.
New design and ice cream parlor with outdoor seating announced at DMNA meeting last night.