Mortensen’s Restaurant To Close, Ice cream To Stay
In another sign of the times a legendary Newington landmark will be closing its doors. Mortensen’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Shoppe announced that they will close on Dec 31st. Rod Mortensen, former Mayor of Newingotn, did say that the Ice cream Shoppe would reopen at the same location although it would occupy less space in the building. The majority of the building will go to a new Moe’s Southwest Grille.
I do love me some burritos but it saddens me to see such a landmark restaurant close. If you never made it to Mortensen’s you missed out on the classic American dining experience. Delicious diner style food prepared by staff that knew their regulars’ names. Employees were family, friends and local high school kids. Not to mention their amazing ice cream!
The good news is that the ice cream will return to the location after some renovations. They say you can’t stop progress but this is one of those times I wish you could.