DANVILLE — Custard Cup in Danville has a new owner after the business sold at auction last week.
The new owner, Andrew Seibert of Chicago, posted the news Sunday on Facebook.
“On Saturday night, the Custard Cup in Danville marked the close of its 74th season as the lights in its iconic sign turned off,” he said. “But they are not off forever! As a Danville native and past Cup employee, I am filled with pride to announce that I am the new owner of The Custard Cup.”
Seibert said Custard Cup will reopen March 15, 2024, for a new season, “with many of the same friendly faces behind the window and all your treasured flavors and treats.”
Seibert said he is a Danville native who worked at the establishment in high school.
He said he also knows the importance of small businesses first-hand, because his father, Roger Seibert, owned Danville Omni Kolor, an automotive paint store, for 28 years.
“Ever since I first put on the gold apron 25 years ago, the Cup has always held a special place in my heart,” he said. “When the news broke last month that it was to be sold, the lemon-custard-loving kid in me felt called to ensure that it was preserved for generations to come. Never in a million years did I think I would actually have the winning bid.”
Seibert said next year will mark Custard Cup’s 75th anniversary.
He’s excited to celebrate that milestone, he said, but his focus is on making sure the business is flourishing.
“The Custard Cup has always been, and will continue to be, a source of great pride for everyone in the city of Danville and Vermilion County, and for all those, like me, who call it home no matter where we roam,” he said.