What inspired you to open an Italian Ice shop?
A: When we moved to Oak Park, over 40 years ago we thought it was a great community but kept saying “I wish there was a Lemonade stand nearby.” One day I was walking by the property and a couple of kids in their 20′s were cleaning it up, planning to open a pizza place.
We got to talking and they didn’t realize how much work was involved so they said ”We’ll sell it to you for what we paid for it.” I went home and talked it over with my husband and the rest is history.
What makes Gina’s different from all the other shops out there?
A: We take a lot of pride in serving a great product for a reasonable price with friendly service.
What months of the year is Gina’s open?
A: May through September, weather permitting.
How long has Gina’s been open?
A: Since 1977. 32 years straight.
What’s your favorite flavor?