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Ye Olde Holiday Hours Poste

The fall/winter holiday times are approaching, and all your favorite local businesses are choosing different days to close/reopen/etc. We’ve already added our closing dates to Yelp and Google Maps, and we’ll be printing signs for the door. But in case you missed it there, here’s all the info in one place.

Staff Party: Monday, November 12

We’re having a staff appreciation party on November 12, so we’ll be be closed for that whole day.

Thanksgiving

We’ll be closed Thanksgiving day (November 22nd). We’ll reopen Friday the 23rd with standard Friday hours.

Xmas/New Year

Our shortened Christmas Eve hours will be 2:00–8:00 pm. Then we’ll be closed Christmas Day through New Year’s day, reopening Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Thanks again to everyone who’s enjoyed our ice cream (and coffee and cookies etc.) in 2018!

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Saturday Florence Update

Hurricane Florence’s impact has been lighter than we expected, so for now we plan to be open today, Saturday September 15th, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Of course, there is still rain and wind expected today, so things may change if we experience power outages or flooding issues. If all goes well, we expect to be open our regular hours (noon to 10:00 pm) tomorrow and Monday.

Stay safe!

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Hurricane Florence Plans

Like many of you, we have been watching the shifting forecasts trying to plan for getting through hurricane Florence’s impact. Here’s what we’ve decided on so far.

It looks like rain and wind will be starting this evening (Thursday 9/13). For the safety of our staff, we will be closing at 6:00 pm. While we’re open during the day all ice cream, coffee and pastries will be 20% off.

We also intend to be closed Friday and Saturday. What happens beyond Saturday will depend on how the weather progresses. If we get bad power outages or water damage, we may need several extra days to clean up and/or restock. If the storm is extra mild, we may be able to reopen Saturday but with limited hours/menu/staff.

Please stay safe, and thanks for reading!

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A big announcement for 2018

It’s a new year, and we’re looking to shake things up a bit at the olde ice cream shoppe. With that in mind, please forgive us for what we’re about to tell you.

 

…Are you ready? You might want to sit down.

 

We’re taking our Vietnamese Coffee ice cream off the menu. Now, before you get too upset, hear us out:

It’ll be back! Eventually. But more importantly, we plan to make a different coffee flavor for each month of 2018. This means we can work with lots more different local roasters, plan flavors we’ve been dreaming about for years, and have a little fun!

So, come in this week for our last run of Vietnamese Coffee…once it runs out, we’ll be introducing our first NEW coffee flavor, Coffee Toffee. Just in time for giving up your New Year’s resolutions, this ice cream will feature Bean Traders’ espresso blend and chopped Heath Bar pieces.

What’s your favorite coffee-flavored dessert? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll pick a random commenter to win a pint of Coffee Toffee!

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2017 Holiday announcements

It’s true, we really don’t post a lot of “News” on our site! But we just need to make 2 quick announcements.

Holiday Closing

This winter, we’ll once again be closed again from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day, reopening on January 2nd. Mark your calendars accordingly!

Limited-time holiday special order items!

We have some new items you can order online for pickup December 20–24. There’s a new ice cream cake, and a variety pack of seasonal ice cream sandwiches.

Thanks again to all our customers and staff for another busy year! We hope you enjoy all your holiday treats!

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Holiday closing, the return of flight night, and oh boy do we not blog much

Hello, friends! I’m sure you’ve noticed that we don’t make blog posts very often (or perhaps you didn’t notice, since, well, we don’t make blog posts very often.) But we’ve got news to share.

First:

We will be closed from December 23rd through January 1st, reopening on January 2nd. Get your gift cards and holiday pints soon!

Second:

Speaking of gifts: have you seen our new t-shirts? Or our tea tins and bagged coffee? And did we mention the gift cards? We’ve got a great selection of stocking stuffers this year! And if you haven’t tasted our new selection of teas from Art of Tea, come in and try a cup with a homemade pastry for $1 off this Saturday.

Third:

Since the weather was unseasonably warm this fall, we’re just now starting to plan this year’s flight nights. Our first flight night will be Monday, January 9th. Mr. and Mrs. Parlour are traveling back to Mrs. Parlour’s home island of Saba this Christmas, and we’ll be bringing back ingredients for a very special Caribbean-themed flight. We’ll update again with the menu and ticket link when we return from our trip!

And finally: eggnog ice cream goes on the menu this week! Made with spiced rum and Homeland Creamery nog. Happy holidays!

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