Selma’s $1.2 million price tagMinnesota’s oldest ice cream parlor has been attracting some interest from potential buyers.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
Minnesota’s oldest ice cream parlor has been attracting some interest from potential buyers.
That is the news from real estate broker John Thompson, who says there are currently two parties who are looking into a possible purchase of Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour in Afton.
The parlor’s $1.2 million price tag has not deterred the buyers, although Thompson says the price is flexible.
“Both of these groups wish to follow [former owner] Joe Farrington’s plan of adding a pavilion on to the back of Selma’s and turning it into more than just an ice cream parlor,” Thompson added.
“[They’re talking about] adding hors d’oeuvres and a coffee shop in the morning and selling sandwiches which people can take to their boats on the marina.”
Selma’s was placed on the market in September, after its former owner Joe Farrington passed away on Aug. 1, 2007.
Farrington’s death followed some controversy over the city’s decision to grant permission to his remodeling plans for Selma’s, when the Department of Natural Resources stepped in and said its guidance on the building’s height within the floodplain had been ignored.
Farrington’s widow Dawn announced the property was being sold in September last year.
It is now being advertised as “the oldest ice cream parlor in the state of Minnesota and … now poised to become the premier destination eatery and pub along the St. Croix River.”
For more information on Selma’s, call John Thompson on (651) 481-8070 or log on to minneapolis.transwestern.net and view “sale listings”