A wave of ice cream shops opens in the Naples area

Just in time for the first day of summer this week and National Ice Cream Month in July, new local ice cream shops are opening their doors.

Ice cream scoops and acai bowls His third location opened this spring in the east of Naples. Co-owners Brandy and Zach Merch launched their first store three years ago in Pebblebrook The center is followed by the location of the Green Tree Center in the north of Naples. Their third store will have Grand opening this summer Next to Empire Bagel Factory In the flash car wash dining hall, 9995 Tamiami Trail E. A Locally Owned Business Won’t Have All Scoops 75 flavors of ice cream out there but they will have a good selection and serve acai and milkshakes, Zack Merch said.

“We have 15 flavors and five of them alternate,” he said. “We make everything at home.”

Scopes plans to open five Collier County locations by the end of 2023.”“We will be in the downtown area of ​​Naples in six months,” said Merch, who gave up his job at the company two years ago to engage with his wife in the ice cream business. “The goal is to be in downtown Naples before the holidays and the end of 2022.”

Scoops is also introducing an old-fashioned ice cream truck this summer to bring ice cream to the people. “We are trying to get it into service by August 1Merch said. “We’ll carry 12 flavors on the truck and spin them.”

The company already has old ice cream trike He books for weddings, birthdays and other local events. “Merch said.

The scoops are also sold wholesale to 11 different restaurants in the city, including 30 flavors for Mr. Bentley’s ice cream shop, which will open July 1 On Marco Island. The new store is coming to Marco Town Center erected at Publix, 1089 N. Collier Blvd.

Naples Residents Renata and Nikki Frison plan to open their second domestic franchise of Italian Ice Jeremiah. next month in the east of Naples. The new store is slated to launch on July 16 at the Berkshire Commons retail center on the northwest corner of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Radio Road.. Frisones has been launched First location in southwest Florida for Orlando-based chain two chapters Ago In the north of Naples. The local couple are already exploring locations for their third in Jeremiah, known for their signature gelato creations made by stirring different flavors of Italian ice cream with vanilla or chocolate ice cream.

Cold Stone Creamery also has a new location coming next month in Golden Gate to replace the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill restaurant that closed last year at 4895 Golden Gate Parkway. The Ice Cream Shop at Golden Gate Center will be a co-branded venue with the new Planet Smoothie franchise. Both concepts are part of Arizona-based Kahala Brands.

The Golden Gate store will be Cold Stone Creamery’s third location in County Collier, with the chain having stores north of Naples and Marco Island. It also has five locations in Lee County.

Three ice cream stores in the other area have started dredging over the past month. The fifth location of the Royal Scoop homemade ice cream shop Opened May 28 In Vanderbilt Commons, the retail strip on Vanderbilt Beach Road west of Collier Street. It’s the first ice cream shop, though, for locals EJ and Kim Embrey, who individually own the new shop.

Antojitos Y Mas ice cream shop has launched its new website May 21 In Everglades Square at the northwest corner of Everglades Street and Golden Gate Street in the Golden Gate Estates. Antojitos Y Mas, which means Snacks and More is in Spanish, featuring a menu of traditional Mexican desserts. It’s the third location for Claudia and Dario Rubio, who also own and operate stores in Golden Gate and Bonita Springs.

Village Walk Ice Cream Shop Opened May 20 at the Village Walk of Bonita Springs, Subdivision off Bonita Beach Road east of Logan Street. Although inside the gated community, visitors only need to ask the guard at the gate Temporary pass to visit a restaurant in the city center, Latitude 15291 leader. The New store serving Royal Scoop Ice Cream.

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