A popular local ice cream shop has finally opened up for the summer!

Kool Moo, located 1020 Old Marion Rd NE in Cedar Rapids, is now open for all your ice cream needs! Back in early April, the business announced on Facebook that it would be delaying its opening because of the coronavirus pandemic. They did not reveal a new opening date at that time. Just a couple of weeks later, another Facebook update said that the shop would reopen "when it calms down."

Fast forward to May 14th. Kool Moo's Facebook page said they would be opening soon with strict social distancing guidelines and enhanced cleaning. They encouraged patrons to guess the official opening date for a chance to win $5 in ice cream. 10 days later, we got another update, but it did not include an opening date. It was actually about the health of the owner, Mary Sasina. The post reads:

"I know you're wondering why we're not open yet... well, I was diagnosed last Sunday with vertigo, of all things. I'm improving every day, so hopefully we'll be open before too long. What a year!!! Please share. I miss you all very much and can't wait to see you all again."

Earlier this week, the official Facebook page shared the news everyone was waiting for: Kool Moo is open! I reached out to the owner and she told me that they are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Keep up to date with the latest info from Kool Moo on their Facebook page HERE.