Elizabeth and Seth Owens have given customers plenty to think about when it comes to choices at their new ice cream shop and cafe.
In May the Owenses opened Over the Mooon at 102 Everson Road, just off of Everson’s Main Street. The three o’s in Mooon is a tip of the hat to the region’s dairy community, where much of the ice cream comes from. And ice cream is their focus, with 30 flavors to choose from. The eatery also has soups, sandwich wraps, floats, banana splits, candy and Italian soda.
“Customers are surprised by all the flavors,” Elizabeth Owens said. “And if they want something we don’t have, we can probably get it.”
The ice cream comes from Edaleen Dairy and Cascade Glacier, and they have both the traditional and off-the-wall flavors. The most popular flavor early on is the tropical Maui Waui, while sherbets and ones with local berries are also doing well.
So far the cafe is getting plenty of locals, with many getting in the habit of swinging by after dinner at nearby restaurants, Owens said.
The cafe is currently open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, an hour later on weekends. For details, visit the company’s Facebook page.
Here’s a roundup of other restaurant news from the past month:
▪ Old Country Buffet, a longtime tenant at Bellis Fair, has closed its Bellingham space as its corporate owner continues to deal with bankruptcy.
Bellis Fair General Manager Rene Morris said they will begin a search for a new tenant for that space, which is near Target.
▪ Aloha Poke is going into 1102 Harris Ave. - near Three French Hens - and the owners hope to have it open sometime this summer. The restaurant will go with the Poke (pronounced po-kay) Hawaiian style of serving raw seafood, particularly ahi. The restaurant also will serve local fish over brown rice for lunch and dinner, said co-owner David Jacobsen. Co-owner Mark Ushijima has a similar business in Hawaii, Jacobsen said.
▪ Zane Burger continues to be remodeled at the former Win’s building at 1315 12th St. It has a menu on its website that includes burgers, hot dogs and milk shakes. Owner Jim Swift said the remodeling is taking longer than he first expected and that a soft opening will take place sometime after July 4.
▪ The Mount Bakery at 1217 Harris Ave. is also finishing up its expansion project into the former Trek Video space. Owner Vince Lalonde said he is aiming for completing the project around mid-July. The original Fairhaven bakery space is still open for orders and limited seating but may temporarily close during the final stretch of the project. The expansion will triple the size of that spot and will allow them to have a full-service sit-down restaurant much like the downtown location at 308 W. Champion St.
▪ A building permit was submitted to put a restaurant called The Rickshaw Express into 1313 N. State St. According to its Facebook page, the plan is to revamp its menu by introducing some new Asian food dishes as it transitions from a food truck to a brick-and-mortar eatery. It is aiming for a July opening.
▪ The Quiznos sandwich shop at 2925 Newmarket St. in Barkley Village closed over Memorial Day weekend. Mod Pizza submitted a building permit application to go into that spot.