I prepped the photos for this post ages ago, but then I had a problem…
Mr Cone in Monroe, New York is a really rather wonderful ice-cream parlour. I highly recommend stopping by if you’re in the area.
The problem is this: I can’t discover anything about its history! I chatted to one of the people who works there, she said the current owner bought it in the 70s.
But other than that?
Well, I’ve soured my extensive database of Drive In Ice Cream Parlours, trying to find a similarly designed building and sign somewhere else in the USA. Assuming that the sign is original, it wasn’t a Tastee-Freez, a Dairy Queen or any of the usual suspects. I’ve drawn a blank.
Here’s what I can say with certainty: (1) it was probably built in the 1950s; (2) Mr Cone sells pretty good ice cream and shakes. If you can add anything to this list, I’d love to hear from you!
Mr Cone Ice Cream Parlour
Address: 514 Route 17M, Monroe NY 10950
Hours: You know, I’m not sure. I forgot to look. I think they are 11am-9.30pm during the ice cream season, but don’t quote me on that.