Fans of chilled treats will have two Water Street destinations to visit later this year, with a local institution updating the arrival of its “old-fashioned ice cream shoppe” and Purple Penguin already opening the doors to its first permanent home.
Taking over 9,000 square feet at 111. S. Water Street, the Anderson Dairy Creamery is under construction inside the former Bank of America building at the intersection with Pacific Avenue.
Still promised to focus on its own brand of ice cream, the roomy venture will also host a retail store, pour specialty drinks, and manage a partnership with Henderson’s Great Harvest Bread to offer sandwiches and locally created bakery items to go, or enjoy in an environment designed with ”modern Instagrammy flair.”
Originally announced for early 2020, the creamery has now updated it is pushing for a summer debut.
Less than a block away at 129 S. Water Street, the Purple Penguin Snowcone Shack opened its own full-time store, in addition to its four seasonal mobile trucks, scheduled to return in April.
Open daily from noon to 8 p.m. and closing at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, the counter-service space features a handful of indoor seats. Customers choose a serving size and flavors from the long chalkboard menu and can add extra toppings of ice cream, or whipped cream.
Joining the soft serve, floats, Dole Whip, sodas, and hot chocolate, a selection of quirky flavors are listed among the more than 40 iced creations, including blue bubblegum, pickle juice, Red Bull, red velvet cakes, the strawberry and coconut Tiger’s Blood, and sugar free options.
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