Home News New Sweet Spot: Strawser’s Ice Cream, Pop & Candy Shop Set to...

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


CIRCLEVILLE – Get ready for a burst of sweetness as Strawser’s Ice Cream, Pop & Candy shop prepares to make its mark on downtown Circleville, offering a tantalizing array of treats to delight locals and visitors alike.

Set to open its doors soon, 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.”

You may have seen some of Strawsers work, being a longtime employee of Chase bank, Strawser was the artist that 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.

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, aiming for the first week of July. 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.

As the countdown to opening day begins, anticipation is building for the arrival of Strawser’s Ice Cream, Pop & Candy shop, bringing a touch of sweetness and nostalgia to downtown Circleville. The store is planned for the 107 North Court street building locations, across from the Chase Bank.