Izzy's Ice Cream permanently closes St. Paul location

The popular ice cream store Izzy's Ice Cream announced Tuesday it will permanently close.

"We have so many memories of happiness, good times, and people coming together in serving the community," the company said in a statement. "We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for buying our ice cream, supporting and being ambassadors for our business, waiting in all those long lines for ice cream, and for allowing us the honor to hire your sons and daughters to scoop ice cream over the years. You are the best customers we could ever wish for."

The company says its Minneapolis location will reopen on May 4 with delivery-only service. 

While it will only operate its Minneapolis store, Izzy's Ice Cream says it will always consider itself a St. Paul company.