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Gus And YiaYia's Ice Ball Cart Is Newest Addition To Carnegie Science Center's Miniature Railroad Display

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The beloved orange cart shaded by a colorful umbrella. Since the 1930s, it's been a sure sign of summer in Pittsburgh.

But, now, you'll be able to see it in the winter, too. It'll be just a little smaller though.

Gus & YiaYia's Ice Ball Cart is the newest addition to another beloved Pittsburgh tradition -- the Carnegie Science Center's Miniature Railroad and Village.

Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Aaron Sledge

Gus & YiaYia's first opened on the North Side in 1934. The cart was run by Gus's parents until Gus and his wife, Stella, took it over in 1951.

The iconic stand has passed out shaved ice in a variety of flavors, along with popcorn and peanuts, to generation after generation of Pittsburghers.

The tiny version of Gus & YiaYia's will debut at the Science Center on Nov. 17.

As the weather outside turns too cold for icy treats, we have a solution! Announcing the upcoming new model in The...

Posted by Carnegie Science Center on Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The Miniature Railroad and Village will reopen to the public on Nov. 18. The addition of Gus & YiaYia's is sure to be fan favorite.

For more information, visit their website here.

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