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New Sweet Spot: Strawser’s Ice Cream, Pop & Candy Shop Opens in Downtown Circleville


Circleville – If you are trying to get your sweet on, there’s a new place to do that in Circleville Strawser’s Ice Cream, Pop & Candy shop 

Strawser’s promises an unforgettable experience with its mouthwatering offerings, including hand-dipped Perry’s ice cream, ice cream floats, tacos, nachos, cotton candy burritos, ice cream pizzas, sandwiches with homemade cookies, shakes, banana splits, and much more. But it’s not just about the ice cream; the shop boasts over 180 types of bottled craft sodas and a selection of candy that spans generations, from nostalgic favorites to the latest crazes.

Owner, Mike Strawser, shares the excitement, expressing, “We’re bringing the same kind of shop we have in Grove City down to Circleville. It’s a place for families and friends to come together, indulge in sweet treats, and create lasting memories.”

The decision to open in Circleville was a natural one for Strawser, who has a personal connection to the area. “Yes, I have history with it, and there are Strawser’s there that are my family,” Stawser explains. “We were also looking for a place with a bustling downtown area where we could grow and become part of the community.”a

You may have seen some of Strawser’s work, being a longtime employee of Chase Bank, Strawser was the artist who painted murals on the bank during Pumpkin Show year after year winning several times. Strawser told Sciotopost that he moved into the business in 2022 with the WTF (What the Float) ice cream truck and the Grove City location in 2021-2022 and quit his day job to pursue his dreams.

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Collaboration is also on the agenda, with plans to partner with local businesses like Richie’s New York Corner Deli to offer unique experiences and treats. “We’ve made a lot of friends here, and we’re excited to collaborate with them and give back to the community,” Strawers adds.

The journey to opening Strawser’s has been filled with twists and turns, from his departure from the banking world to the challenges posed by the pandemic. However, Mike’s passion for creating a fun, impactful venture never wavered. After launching the successful What The Float food truck, He seized the opportunity to open the Grove City location, which quickly became a beloved spot for locals.

Now, Mike is gearing up for the grand opening in Circleville with an eclectic mix of old-fashioned candies, 80s and 90s favorites, Harry Potter treats, and unique sodas, Strawser’s promises to be a hit with visitors of all ages. The store is located at 107 North Court street building locations, across from the Chase Bank.

Strawsers has also recently signed a deal to acquire a building in Commercial Point at SR-104 and SR-762 where he says they will focus on renovating that building in the coming months and plans to open in summer or early fall.