LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Construction isn't the type of cone people come for at the Original Frozen Custard.
"Our business has dropped because people can't get to us," said co-owner Tom Lodde.
People can still enter on part of Main street and on Wallace. Luckily, the city worked with local businesses to start Main Street construction after Labor Day.
"Because they know how important the summer is to us," said Lodde.
Main Street should be finished by mid November.
"And then in sometime around Thanksgiving we'll actually close Wallace Street to begin to put in the big 108 inch storm water pipe that will lead up to a house that we purchased right next to the Arni's there that we are going to bury an underground storage facility," said Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski.
It's all in preparation for the new Loeb Stadium.
Lodde is thankful for regulars during these times of construction.
"You know, we've been here so long they intentionally come here," said Lodde. "And if the weather is not too good they come to the drive thru."
Jerry Reeves comes to the Frozen Custard every day.
"I just wish they were open all year round!" said Reeves.
He's a fan of supporting local. This business has been in the same family since 1932. Lodde and his brothers inherited the Original Custard from their parents who got it from his grandparents.
"I've got my son working for me, and then we are teaching his children how to do it, he has two boys," said Lodde.
He just hopes customers will help them continue the tradition.
"Have everybody come up and see us and enjoy the view of the construction, best seats in the house!" said Lodde.
On Halloween, if you show up in costume, you can get a free cone or cup of custard.
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