ice_cream_cone_mascot.jpgOCALA, Fla. (AP) _ Notoriety over a costumed ice cream cone mascot mistaken by passersby for a Ku Klux Klan protestor apparently did not result more customers for a Florida ice cream shop.


The Ocala Star Banner reported Saturday that the Ice Cream Family Corner & Sandwiches had closed for good.

The shop closed for roof repairs just before Christmas but never reopened. Robert Wilson, the attorney for the property owner, told the newspaper that the ice cream shop's lease was terminated Feb. 2.

The shop garnered national media attention in September after the costume worn by a man hired to promote the business was misidentified. The costume had a brown, waffled bottom and a fluffy, pointed white top, flecked with colorful sprinkles — and looked nothing like a Klan robe and hood.