A College World Series icon is back. For many years fans made the short walk from Rosenblatt Stadium to Zesto’s Ice Cream for a cold treat on a hot summer day. When the CWS moved to TD Ameritrade Park, Zestos’s was far away and owners missed the business and fans their ice cream. Co-owner Mike Kelley says they are very happy to once again serve CWS fans right across from the new ball park.
Kelley and his partners opened Zesto’s inside a combination restaurant Blatt Beer and Table. A second floor deck replaces a beer garden enjoyed by fans at the 13th Street location. There is also a full menu for those wanting more than a beer or ice cream.
Kelley says it took a lot of planning and tough negotiations with the city to make this happen. Kelley said they also spent more money than originally planned but the work is worth the effort.
For traditionalists who don’t mind a short drive, Zesto’s South 13th Street location by Rosenblatt Stadium remains open.