Not only is Shubert’s Ice Cream and Candy in the same building in downtown Chico, but it also uses Mr. Shubert’s original ice cream making machines. The business is owned and operated by the fourth generation of Pulliams who are currently making ice cream, rolling out candies and dipping chocolates right on the premises.
“We make our own” says it all for this Chico icon! It all began in 1938 when Leonard C. Shubert left Montana, at age 54, to find a location in California for an ice cream shop. As he drove down the tree-lined Esplanade, Shubert was very impressed with Chico and decided this was where his business would thrive. His nephew, Charles Pulliam, Sr., joined him three years later and eventually bought the business from Shubert’s wife in 1951.