The wait is nearly over for the Ice Blocks’ newest ice cream shop. Portland-based Salt & Straw will make its highly-anticipated Sacramento debut on Friday in midtown’s Ice Blocks development at 11 a.m., the company announced in a media release. A grand opening will follow on Sept. 7. Founded in 2011 by cousins Kim and Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw now boasts 28 locations, 16 of which are in California. It’s partnered with other Golden State producers such as Cowgirl Creamery (Point Reyes Station), Sightglass Coffee (San Francisco) and TCHO (Berkeley) on specialty ice cream flavors in the past.