A treat for all seasons

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It’s fall and there’s a chill in the air, but that doesn’t stop North Enders from stopping by Dar’s Double Scoop Ice Cream Shop at 1046 Rice Street at Cook in Saint Paul . In the spirit of the season, owner Kevin Barrett is now offering pumpkin ice cream along with the 44 other flavors. Barrett says “Every night is a good night for ice cream.”

Erica Whitaker is a regular at Dar’s. She lives in the neighborhood and stops in on her way home from work at Regions Hospital. She says she grew up in Missouri, and can only find her favorite Black Walnut ice cream at Dar’s. Barrett says he has to order it special from a place in Wisconsin.

In business for three years now, Barrett says he plans to keep the shop open again all winter. He says, “The nice part about eating ice cream in winter is that it won’t melt so fast.” The shop is open 7 days a week from 2 to 9 p.m.