An iconic ice cream shop in Schuylkill County has made a speedy recovery after a car crashed into the store.
ORWIGSBURG, Pa. – Freeze, along Route 61 near Orwigsburg is open for business. But it still shows signs of the crash that kept it shut down for a while this week.
On Sunday before the ice cream shop opened, two cars crashed nearby. One of the vehicles ended up crashing into the front of the business.
“The brick structure also damaged part of the window structure so we had to replace the whole thing. Of course we had to close for a few days,” said Marissa Melochick, owner of The Freeze.
Despite the damage, the freezer was able to reopen fairly quickly with the help of local contractors.
“They were able to make a makeshift wall and that also helps the structure of the building so it’s safe for customers to come in. But it’s also not visible and we can resume business,” Melochick explained.
She expects it will take a little longer to make permanent repairs to the 64-year-old building.
“We are looking at a turnaround time, we are thinking about one to two months. But this makeshift wall helps us serve customers immediately. This is our busy season and a busy time of year, so we want to make people happy by serving ice cream. We can’t shut down,” Melochick said.
While they are still under construction, The Freeze is once again open for business, seven days a week.
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