In 1969 an employee of two business men in Cedarhurst opened a pizzeria on Columbia Ave. After a year of slow business the employee convinced his Employers to sell him the business. The employee Marvin Gobetz, along with his wife Dorothy (AKA Momma Kelly), started a new adventure in life. With blood sweat and determination they managed to turn the business around. With business getting better everyday, and Dorothy striving to keep her family fully involved she introduced her children to the business; Mark, Glenn and Lisa. With Marvins' three rules of business: 1)always make the customer feel welcomed 2)Serve quality food 3)give the customer what they ask for. Marvin always made it a point to teach these three rules to his kids day in and day out so that they would make or better people to work with and be friends with. After years of success they decided to open a "make your own" ice-cream shop. With Dorothy's desire to expand the menu to include home style cooking they realized that they needed to move across the street to expand on the space they originally had began with. This was a desire that wasn't only something on Dorothy's mind, but also on the minds of all the loyal five town customers. After thirty years of business, and the passing away of Marvin in the 1980s, Dorothy and her Adult children decided to move again to a bigger and better a location, which is now their current location on 490 Chestnut St. Even today Marvin's rules of business still remain as the number one ingredient. This is the brief but ever growing by the day history of Mother Kelly's.