Downtown Lee's Summit feels as though it were hermetically sealed in 1953. It still hosts a hardware store, a drug store, a barber shop with a spinning striped poll -- and A Sweet Expression -- an old-fashioned ice cream shop like the ones on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post
. On a sweltering summer afternoon, folks behind the counter cheerily scoop up cones full of Chocolate Rain Forest, Toffee Temptation and peppermint, which go great with all the candy made in the homey little shop. The place may seem like a blast from the past, but it's actually a modern concoction. It's been operating on old 3rd Street for just two years.