News From Terre Haute, Indiana

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July 7, 2013

‘I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”

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TERRE HAUTE —

• Green Acres has been around since 1966 and came back into the original family in 2001 when Deborah Malone purchased the business. It is located at 7093 Rosedale Road in Terre Haute. Malone said she was excited to be back into the business she grew up with. She likes the people in the area and loves being around the ice cream business.

You’ll find three large pavilions outside Green Acres that seat from 35 to 40 people each. There is also additional seating on the roofed front patio. A playground for kids completes this totally walk-up ice cream joint. They offer 12 soft serve flavors, 10 old-fashioned hand-dipped flavors and at least 30 flavors of malts, shakes and sundaes.

“We have everything you need in the way of ice cream,” Malone said.

Hours for Green Acres are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 812-466-3711.

• Lynn’s Old Fashioned Soda Parlor, owned by Lynn Hostetler and located on U.S. 40 at 22 W. National Ave., in downtown Brazil inside Lynn’s Pharmacy, is a place where you can get ice cream in the surroundings of an old-time ice cream shop of the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. It offers indoor seating for 40 to 50 people. The 1890s tin ceiling and furniture and the black-and-white-checkered tile floor add to the ambience of this ice cream shop. There’s even an authentic 12-foot-wide soda fountain from the 1960s that came from an old northern Indiana soda shop. Hostetler, a longtime pharmacist nearing his 53rd year in the business, said ice cream soda shops were always a part of a pharmacy in the past, and rather than purchase a Lexus or a Mercedes Benz, he said, “I’d rather have this kind of a toy.” It takes him back to the days when he was in his teens and ran a soda fountain at Easley’s Pharmacy in Clay City.

Pharmacies eventually made phosphates (a beverage made with flavor and carbonation) respective. In the Victorian Era, they were considered an evil that came from pool halls. They were originally served only to adults and were illegal to serve on Sundays. When pharmacies started selling the phosphates, they also promoted the cold icy ice cream “sundaes,” named as such because it was an option you could buy on a Sunday, Hostetler explained.

Ice cream flavors available at Lynn’s include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan and moose tracks. It is probably the only place around where you can still get an old-fashioned soda and phostate. Malts, shakes and sundaes are also specialties of this old-time soda fountain and ice cream shop. A full line of sandwiches are also available.

It is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays. For more information call 812-446-2381 or visit www.lynnspharmacy.com/sodaparlor.htm.

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