Recently, we sent the following letter to the Sonoma City Council:
Dear Council members, this letter is sent to you in regards to our local ice cream business at 408 First St. E.
In late October, we disenfranchised and changed our name to Grandma Linda’s Ice Cream Shop. We are excited about the change and our creation of our own image, and we are excited to be able to continue serving the locals and visitors to Sonoma. We feel fortunate to have been raised in this town and to have raised our three children here as well.
In December, we presented the exterior colors for our door, window trim and awning to the Design Review and Historic Preservation Commission (DR). It was a thoughtful discussion/review between us and the commission, and in the end we all agreed with the illustration we presented. We left this meeting feeling like it was productive and fair; important items were addressed regarding our historical location and our choices for color and design as an ice cream business.
We would like to invite you to come see our business so we can show you our progress and our plans. The shop is named after my husband’s mother, who passed away too young with ALS. She was the most wonderful grandma to our kids. The ice cream shop will be in memory of her and a celebration of all grandmas.