by: Chase Allgood, The Ice Cream Shoppe, which Linda and Gary Hubbard opened in late 2005, is closed while they seek a new owner.

The Ice Cream Shoppe in Forest Grove closed its doors last week after a planned sale fell through.

Gary and Linda Hubbard had turned over the operation of the downtown restaurant to Joe Boliba but learned last week he'd backed out of the deal.

With her husband working at a new job in LaGrande, Linda Hubbard said she won't be able to keep the popular eatery open while they look for a new buyer.

'We hated to close it, but there's no way we can keep it going with Gary out of town,' said Linda, who owns Reflections Hair Salon.

The couple still hopes to find someone else to take over the business, located at the corner of Main Street and Pacific Avenue. 'We put our heart and soul into it,' Gary said.

Anyone interested in learning about the business can contact Linda Hubbard at 503-359-9101.

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