You know winter is virtually done and the warm weather is just around the corner when the ever popular King Kone ice cream chalet on Route 100 in Somers opens up after its annual winter hiatus.
It happened quite unceremoniously Wednesday when suddenly around noon the lights went on and a “we’re closed” sign was washed off the front window. Ice cream was ready to be dished out even if there was a bit of rain.
Deb Hopkins, who has owned the roadside stand with her husband Brian for 10 years, said last week when the weather was unseasonably warm might have been a better time to reopen, but who knew that was coming and they had to paint the inside floor and make some repairs. She said the warm weather prompted them to reopen a little earlier than usual.
King Kone sells soft-serve and hard ice cream along with a growing list of food items, like hamburgers and fried chicken nuggets. It has been on that spot just north of Route 35 since 1953, said Deb Hopkins.