Landmark ice cream parlor Mary Coyle's shuts its doors

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Mike Stoffey, owner of Mary Coyle Ol' Fashion Ice Cream Parlor, has announced that the iconic ice cream parlor has closed its 7th Avenue and Missouri location, effective immediately. By Mike Gertzman Mike Stoffey, owner of Mary Coyle Ol' Fashion Ice Cream Parlor, has announced that the iconic ice cream parlor has closed its 7th Avenue and Missouri location, effective immediately. By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix landmark has served up its last scoops of ice cream.

Mike Stoffey, owner of Mary Coyle Ol' Fashion Ice Cream Parlor, has announced that the iconic ice cream parlor has closed its 7th Avenue and Missouri location, effective immediately.

"It is with great heartache that I close the Mary Coyle ice cream parlor and restaurant on 7th Avenue," Stoffer says. "This is both a personal and professionally difficult decision and one that I did not make without great deliberation." 

"Customers can rest assured that I will be faithful to the Mary Coyle legacy. I was a patron long before I owned the brand," he continued.

Mary Coyle has scooped ice cream, served sundaes, celebrated birthdays, hosted anniversaries, and created a myriad of family memories for more than 63 years in the valley.  The restaurant has been located at the 7th Avenue address for almost 20 years; Stoffey purchased ownership of the brand in 2011.

Many thought the ice cream parlor was doomed to close prior to Stoffey's intervention.  The business had taken a turn and was in need of a financial infusion and "face lift" when he stepped in. Stoffey purchased the brand from relatives of the Coyle family and set about updating the interior of the restaurant.  Prior to this site, the iconic ice cream eatery was located at 15th Avenue and Thomas Road for nearly 45 years.

Stoffey will update and inform his customer base with regular updates through traditional means - newspaper and radio - as well as, on Facebook, Twitter and via the website:  www.marycoyle.net.