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Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain Opens on North Main

Little O's Soda Shop offers milkshakes, malts, old fashioned sodas and gooey butter cake.

The Ozenkoski family of St. Peters had long-dreamed of running a family-owned business. 

When Christi and Brent saw that their favorite general store in Brussels, IL was selling an old-fashioned soda fountain, they decided the time was right to open a soda shop in St. Charles. 

The family bought the soda fountain equipment including an antique soda fountain from the 1940s, candy counters from the 1920s and a cotton candy machine from Cleveland Ballpark. 

"We've always wanted to do a family-type business, that's why we're doing this," she said. 

They chose the name "Little O's Soda Shop" because Christi will be primarily running the shop. "My husband's nickname is Big O."

The couple's four kids have their Littlest O nicknames written on their aprons. 

"The kids have just had a ball," she said. 

The shop offers oldtime phosphate sodas, rootbeer floats, milkshakes, candy and Ozenkoski's gooey butter cake. The recipe goes back four generations and has been served in two family-owned bakeries. 

Little O's Soda Shop is located at 125 North Main Street, Suite 101 and will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

Sara Beth August 29, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Tried their chocolate malt on Sat -it's incredibly fantastic! And my mother was excited to hear about them because she had an Ozenkoski wedding cake for her Ferguson wedding in 1964 ;-)
raggdolly56 September 01, 2012 at 12:10 AM
be nice to have hamburger and hot dogs and fries too
Jessica Sutton September 03, 2012 at 01:46 PM
What a wonderful addition to St. Charles's historic area.
Dorothy October 12, 2012 at 08:36 PM
great friendly place to stop in and have an old time phosphate soda and come yummy gooey butter cake. the owners are very friendly too.
LDG November 27, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Really enjoyed my gooey butter milk shake! Plus the rose shaped dinner roll. Will be back for a gooey butter cake and rolls for our Christmas dinner. Count on seeing me again and bring friends.

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