A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Monette on May 6 to welcome Mustang Alley Ice Cream Shoppe and Deli to the business community.
City officials and Beautification Committee members were on hand to officially welcome Melissa Pendergrass, owner of Mustang Alley, her family and staff to Monette. The new business is located at 102 East Drew Avenue and has a drive-through service window in the alley on the east side of the building.
Pendergrass has lived in Monette for 10 years having lived in the Buffalo Island area all her life. She is married to Stephen Pendergrass, also a lifelong Monette resident. They have two sons, Houston, 11, and Lane, 7.
Mustang Alley has been open for approximately two months. They serve 13 different kinds of deli sandwiches, which can be served hot or cold on three different kinds of bread. Cheeses for the sandwiches include American, pepper jack and swiss, with a choice of 20 toppings.
"Our salad varieties include chef, garden, taco and chicken," Pendergrass said. "We have eight different kinds of premium hand-dipped ice creams, and three soft serves, which include vanilla, chocolate and swirl. We can also make 15 different shakes, malts and sundaes. We have blasts and banana splits, as well as nachos."
Mustang Alley is a family owned business with a welcoming family atmosphere. Business hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., only staying open on Wednesday until 5:30. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Orders can also be placed by phone by calling 486-1334.
Mustang Alley employees include assistant manager, Tabitha Sexton, and Kendra Whitley.
A special "Welcome to Monette" framed certificate was presented to Pendergrass, as Mayor David Fletcher directed the ribbon cutting ceremony. City Beautification Committee members and city council members present included Ernestine Harrell, Jerry Reed, Margarete Reed, Nan Snider, Joyce Read, Martha Jane Hout, and Vickki Carroll.
Photo Cutline: The City of Monette holds a special ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome owners of Mustang Alley to the Monette business community. (Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)