There’s few indicators for the first sign of spring; warmer weather, longer days and the OPEN sign in the Original Rainbow Cone’s window. Located at 9233 S. Western in the Beverly neighborhood, Rainbow Cone is celebrating their 90th year serving the famous ice cream treat.
On a hot summer day, you’re bound to wait a few minutes in line before you snag a cone to cool down. But the photos lined around the shop tell the story of how cone creator and owner, Joe Sapp and his wife Katherine founded a Chicago staple in 1926. I was lucky enough to hear the tale by third-generation owner and granddaughter, Lynn Sapp.