Popular ice ball stand reopens today on the North Side

PITTSBURGH — The wait is over Pittsburgh!

Gus & Yiayia’s ice ball stand -- a North Side institution -- is reopening today.

“We ask for patience as we knock off the rust of our winter hibernation,” the announcement posted to the stand’s Facebook page said.

Gus & Yiayia’s was started in 1934 by Gus’ mother and father and in 1951 Gus took over the business and has been serving sweet treats ever since. The stand serves ice balls in a variety of syrup flavors as well as popcorn.

Their slogan is “On the North Side since your dad was a lad.” The stand is located on the edge of West Park near Brighton Road in the Central North Side. The stand is normally open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.