In 1968, a group of those who had celebrated their
teen years in the soda fountains of Lebanon, Ohio became concerned
with the condition of some of the buildings downtown like the dilapidated
structure on Mulberry Street that was for sale. The group got together
and formed Downtown Lebanon Inc. Each tossed in $1,000, purchased
the building, and leveled it for a parking lot.
Next, the King's Grill on Broadway went on the market.
To raise the money needed to purchase it, Downtown Lebanon Inc.
changed it's name to Greater Lebanon Inc. to include more businesses,
and then sold shares. With a dream to create an old fashioned soda
fountain, and in keeping with the historic flavor of downtown Lebanon
Ohio, Greater Lebanon Inc. celebrated the opening of The Village
Ice Cream Parlor on July 4, 1969.
In 1980, Dave & Phyllis Hartsock purchased the
business. It soon became a family
operation including children Susan Alexander, Sandy Fuston and
On any given day, you'll find a fun and relaxing crowd
of tourists, shoppers, locals and even celebrities at The Village
Ice Cream Parlor. From Ohio governors to movie stars, it's the place
for fun and flavor in southwestern Ohio!
Dave and Phyllis Hartsock purchased
The Village Ice Cream Parlor in July 1980.
Hollywood produced two movies that included The Village
Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant...