After 35 years at Corinth Square, Mely Ballard set to retire from Mely’s Yogurt & Ice Cream Dec. 31

After 35 years in business, Mely Ballard is retiring at the end of this month.

After 35 years dishing out frozen treats to loyal customers at her Corinth Squre shop, Prairie Village fixture Mely Ballard is set to retire Dec. 31.

Ballard said she’s sold her shop to new owners, but she wants to leave it to them to announce their plans. She has heard that they plan to make their own ice cream under a new business name — but they do plan to continue selling André’s Chocolate, a staple in her shop.