Gelatology, the gelato specialist in the southwest, closed over the weekend after a five-year run. The owners cite the coronavirus pandemic and the difficulty of running a business at reduced capacity as the reasons for closing the location.
“It’s with great sadness that we’ve made the difficult decision to close Gelatology due to the current circumstances,” Gelatology writes on Facebook. “Unfortunately, we have not been able to recover from the devastation of Covid-19 and its wide reaching effects. We want to thank our friends and customers for the love and support we’ve received over the last year of owning Gelatology.”
The ice cream shop originally opened in 2015 after original owner Desyreé G. Alberganti departed downtown’s Art of Flavors, citing “‘unavoidable circumstances’ that “forced [her] to part ways and dissolve this business.” Then in 2018, Alberganti sold Gelatology to move closer to her family.
Gelatology made its gelato from scratch using natural ingredients, no artificial flavors, colorings, stabilizers, or other chemicals. Sherbets used fresh fruit. The ice cream shop also served vegan flavors.
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