It’s our shop’s birthday today! Normally, we’d be rolling out the limited-batch of birthday cake ice cream and posting celebratory photos, but this year has proved to be very different in a lot of ways.
When we opened our doors 7 years ago today, we weren’t thinking about what would happen if we had to close our doors for an indefinite period of time. We were thinking about how great it’d be to serve our community, bring people together, and create jobs. Now we find ourselves in a very strange position. Our doors are closed, our staff is laid off, and we have no idea when we’ll be able to reopen to the public. We’re still thinking about when we can reopen for takeout, but for the time being we feel it’s best to remain closed, to encourage people to stay at home and help stop the spread of this virus.
For our birthday this year, we’ve created a Gofundme campaign for our former staff. We’ve been very lucky to have found people who can handle the busyness, the long lines, and the scooping-induced tennis elbow that the job entails, and we hope to hire each and every one of them back just as soon as we can reopen. If you’ve appreciated our staff’s work and you have the means, please consider contributing to our fundraiser (more details on our campaign page.)
We hope everyone out there is staying safe and healthy. Let us know in the comments if you think we should start doing some facebook live ice cream making videos!