King Condrell's, an old-fashioned soda fountain and chocolate shop in Kenmore for about 50 years, has been keeping more under wraps than just its candies.
For a month, from Dec. 31 to Feb. 2, the business at 2805 Delaware Ave. kept its doors shut while it underwent a major remodeling.
On Sunday, March 5, the unwrapping will begin with a celebration from noon to 3 p.m. featuring giveaways, free samples and raffles.
Owner Richard King, the owner for the past 21 years, notes that the remodeling of King Condrell's is designed to more accurately depict the shop's vintage past, with a modern outlook. He said the party on Sunday is a fun way to show customers how much the business appreciates them. King Condrell's plans to offer new taste combinations for sundaes and candy at the event. Offers are limited to first come, first served.
The shop was opened in 1968 by Nick Condrell and later taken over by King.
King has developed over 200 types of chocolates and ice cream toppings and said he plans to begin making his own ice cream this summer.