Jim Hayes, former Libby Chamber of Commerce President, has announced the soft opening on Tuesday of CC’s ice cream and old fashioned candy shop right on Mineral Avenue.
While the business isn’t complete — the old fashioned candy jars featuring 1950s candy and decorations haven’t come in yet — they will be serving ice cream.
This isn’t Hayes’ first business on Mineral, he also owns the cigar shop which has a Kodak parts manufacturer.
The store is opening in the former location of the Montanian Newspaper.
Hayes resigned from the Chamber last week. Part of the reason he resigned, Hayes said, is to spend more time running his businesses.
“I want to see Mineral alive again,” Hayes said.
CC’s has been in the making since last June, when Hayes announced that he would be ready by Ignite the Nites in August.
“I wasn’t lying, because now we’re actually ahead of schedule,” Hayes joked.