Some would argue that any day is a good day to stop by for an ice cream cone, but the last couple of weeks have been particularly good. Just ask Jeff Parano. He's the general manager at Strickland's Frozen Custard on Triplett Boulevard in Akron.
"It's been great," said Parano. "It's been fantastic. We've had some really good days out here."
Good days ... and good years. The stand has has been there more than 75 years and it seems like just about everybody in Akron has been there.
"A lot of the people come up and have their own stories," said Parano. "They always bring it up, about how they were here when they were kids, how the building was even smaller, but the ice cream still tastes the same, though. That's the one thing that's always remained the same. It's always just been good."
Parano says that while there are plenty of sundaes and other menu choices, most customers like to keep it simple: an ice cream cone.
Take away the 76-year history, and it's a similar story at other ice cream stands around the area. Handel's in Green, Pinky's near Firestone Park and Mary Coyle in Highland Square (even though it's not an ice cream "stand") appear to be attracting plenty of business.