GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Winter is officially over, at least on the West Side.
Zip Dip, an ice cream staple for Westsiders during the spring and summer, opens for its 70th season Friday.
The creamy whip was opened in 1950, and the business has some old-fashioned charm built right into it. The building Zip Dip is housed in is the same building from the 50s, and the lightning bolt and ice cream neon sign which sits atop the business dates back to 1951.
Zip Dip has received national attention throughout its 70 years also, appearing in Sports Illustrated and other publications featuring Cincinnati. According to Zip Dip's website, a video of the building was also considered for a commercial.
But even after 70 years, Zip Dip remains a coveted treat for kids and adults alike. Just ask their almost seven-thousand followers on Facebook.
Zip Dip serves ice cream, soft-serve, banana split sundaes and even hamburgers, daily at 4050 Drew Ave., from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.