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Indications are ice cream shop has closed its doors

Friday, April 11, 2008

A "for sale" sign sits in front of the Dairi-Licious store in Greencastle. Behind it, two tall poles are all that is left after the restaurant's sign was removed. All signs have been removed from the building itself.
"For sale" signs have gone up at the Dairi-Licious ice cream store in Greencastle and all indications are the store has closed for good.

Frank and DeeDee Rose, owners of the Dairi-Licious in Crawfordsville, received city approval in 2005 to open a satellite restaurant on U.S. 231 South in Greencastle.

"Greencastle is just a really neat community," DeeDee Rose told the BannerGraphic in 2005 when asked why she and her husband were seeking to open a store in Greencastle.

Jim and Billie Crane moved back to Greencastle to run the Greencastle store for the Roses.

Phone messages left with the Roses and the Cranes were not immediately returned.

City Planner Shannon Norman told the BannerGraphic she had recently become aware of the "for sale" sign and has been trying to get in contact with the owners.

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This is a shame, they have good products and good service

-- Posted by Trying hard on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 6:12 AM

Its a shame, but Greencastle is a hard town to start and operate a new business in.

-- Posted by Hungry&Fat on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 6:28 AM

Their "good products" were too expensive. I went there three times and could not even get a cup of water with my ice cream. They would sell you water though. I'm sorry it did not make it. We need more businesses like this in the west end of Greencastle.

-- Posted by not gullible on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 7:30 AM

Just wondering what business it is of the city planner if there is a for-sale sign on the property or not. I did not realize anyone had to have permission from the city planner before they could sell their private property! Work on something else. Get our roads fixed, especially on Jackson St.

-- Posted by cty-govt-a-muck on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 7:36 AM

Location, Location, Location!

-- Posted by dumpsterdiva on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 8:16 AM

Be nice. They closed early last fall due to serious illness of the manager or owner.

-- Posted by Unbiased on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 8:35 AM

The Cranes were not running the store for the Roses. They were the owners. It is sad to see them go. I would like to point out too, that the owner had some health issues that has required her attention. They had all the permits and paid all of the money that they needed to operate and own that land/business. They used integrity and honesty when dealing with all of aspects of that business. They donated ice cream to DePauw events, Mill Pond, and many others. It was not uncommon for her to take ice cream to the Post office, Sheriff's department, Swifty's, The Late Travelstead, and many other area people. Please be respectful in how we word what we say on here. They priced things as they did which was their option, but they gave to the community a very nice place to go enjoy time with your family. The paper has reported as noted before they have even spoken with the owners. Media as we have seen on here is not always correct the first time.

-- Posted by Life Is Good on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 8:39 AM

Poop! My mom really liked their marshmallow sundaes.

-- Posted by your mom on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 8:42 AM

What is really a shame is that they could not run a special and stick to that price. I tried 3 times to buy coney's at the tuesday special of $1.60 and they never could explain the pricing or the fact that they still charged full price. I explained this to the "help" each time but they were too busy to deal with the pricing.

They will not get the special price because they do not program the register for the daily special. The manager was always unavailable and they really did not understand how to "build" a coney(they didn't think that a coney had onions on it unless they charged extra - and don't even ask them to put a little mustard on the bun first).

I figure that they failed because of their approach to customer service and there was no management in sight.

-- Posted by gunner on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 12:43 PM

This was a nice place when it first opened. But, location, location, location and besides that, there was never an adult working with all these "kids" (kind of like the Dairy Castle). I will stick to the Kwik Freeze at 40 & 231 - they make great milkshakes and have my favorite ice cream - raspberry salad!

-- Posted by hereallmylife on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 5:53 PM

They had an adult working at all times, which often was the owner herself. Just because you did not care for the food did not mean that they sucked. They made great money and loved the community. She is sick and needs to focus on that. Respect that at least and quit making horrible comments. I loved their food and their ice cream. They are nothing like Dairy Castle. They were cleaner and more friendly at Darilicious.

-- Posted by Life Is Good on Sat, Apr 12, 2008, at 12:58 AM

Gunner--That is just down right dishonest. They never charged extra for onions it wasn't even programmed that way, managers always were willing to fix those mistakes and make them right. Are you all forgetting the three or more months that they ran half price from 11-2. My friends and I would get chips, a drink, and a sandwich for less than $3.oo. They went out of their way to try and make it right. They did not go out of business. They chose to go a different route and not making money wasn't one of the reasons for their choice.

-- Posted by Life Is Good on Sat, Apr 12, 2008, at 1:03 AM

Either way, I'm glad they are closed. I still can't forget the 'steak & cheese' I feel that I got robbed on. Instead I got a tv-dinner salisbury steak patty thing on a soggy bun.

-- Posted by hoop2077 on Sun, Apr 13, 2008, at 10:57 PM

I didnt even know Greencastle had an Ice cream shop. Several weeks ago I was driving around Grencastle trying to find a dairy queen or similar shop and just couldnt find anything. I finally settled on a shake from BK up near Veteran's Memorial Highway.

-- Posted by Inquizitor on Sun, Apr 20, 2008, at 9:58 PM

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