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New ice cream shop opens just in time for summer

Over The Mooon owner Elizabeth Owens, right, hands an ice cream sample to Shira Nahari on Thursday, June 23, in Everson. Nahari, an Everson resident who was making her second visit to the shop, said, “I broke my three-year ice cream sugar fast here.”
Over The Mooon owner Elizabeth Owens, right, hands an ice cream sample to Shira Nahari on Thursday, June 23, in Everson. Nahari, an Everson resident who was making her second visit to the shop, said, “I broke my three-year ice cream sugar fast here.” eabell@bhamherald.com

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.

The Owenses opened the business after learning that an ice cream shop was on the wish list of many in the Everson community. As owners of the building, the space was available when they learned that the equipment from the former Baskin Robbins shop in Bellingham was for sale after it closed.

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.

“It’s been fun for us,” Owens said, adding that it’s one of those businesses that quickly fluctuates from quiet spot to busy hangout.

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.

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