“Sonny loved to listen,” those who knew Sonny Siron, the founder of Sonny’s Ice Cream on 34th and Lyndale would say. A local treasure since the 1950s, the ice cream shop speaks to the owners’ Italian heritage. Sonny and Jiggs raised their children above the shop in approximately 500 square feet. Ron (Sonny’s son) and Carrie who are the current owners, put their heart into transforming the space adjacent to the building into an Italian piazza, helping those of us with Mediterranean roots feel like home. Sonny was a WWII veteran and the shop is sending all of us the message to imagine a world in peace.