Coeur d'Alene's Roger's Ice Cream ReOpens - A Blast From the Past!
I'm not sure how long Roger's Ice Cream sat closed and for sale, except that it has been the entire time since I moved back to Coeur d'Alene last August. Back in the early '70s, about 1972, it was where I earned my spending money after school at the newly increased minimum wage of $1.60 an hour. At that time, it was Dari Delite. My first job, at the now non-existent Green Dolphin Floating Restaurant on the east end of Lake Coeur d'Alene, paid a measly $1.40. $1.60 was SO MUCH MORE!
Last month, a buyer surfaced, paid $350,000 and a few weeks ago Roger's Ice Cream opened again. Click here for the MLS information sheet. My husband and I stopped by for a closer look and to sample their menu. No more DD Bars or Big D burgers. While Rick dug into a hand scooped ice cream treat, I sunk my teeth into the best turkey burger I have ever eaten!
When I was a teenager, working at Dari Delite for Tom and Peggy Smith, I would get a glimpse of the action on Sherman, our town's main cruising drag, through the pass through window. On really GOOD days, I would see that cute Canadian boy that had stolen my heart standing in the line. For old times sake, we snapped pictures the other day. A blast from the past. It was 37 summers ago that Rick and I first looked at each other from this vantage point. We all look a little different now - me, Rick and Dari Delite - but the good time just keep rolling along!
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