Murray's homemade ice cream and cookies was opened in 1984 by the mother-daughter team of Penny and Murray Nixon. The store is still independently owned and operated by Murray at its original location in Westport. Although it's a bit off the beaten path, Murray's is well known thoughout Kansas City due to the numerous awards received over the years. The ice cream and cookies are all made right on the premises and soda fountain specialties such as malts, sundaes, egg creams, phosphates and ice cream sodas are also featured. In 1996, a full-service coffee and espresso bar was added to round out the menu and compliment the vast array of desserts.