Scoops, an ice cream shop at 70th and Van Dorn streets, has opened a second location about 2½ miles to the north.
Mike Bretta, who owns Scoops as well as Toys From the Past, said the second location opened last month at 830 N. 70th in the Meadowlane Shopping Center.
Both locations are open noon-8 p.m. on weekdays and noon-9 p.m. on weekends. The stores' offerings include Ashby's premium ice creams, Snowflakes shaved ice, Dole pineapple whip and homemade edible cookie dough. Bretta said he also has recently added fudge.
Local shops say they are limiting sales but are still having trouble keeping common types in stock. One manager speculated the pandemic, the protests and the election were a "three-fold effect" that led to the increase in purchases.
Some annual events -- the Women's Expo and ABATE Bike Show -- are off until next year, but those events that decided to postpone for a month or two will keep event center officials busy once mid-February hits.