Last summer, small town New Haven received a brand new ice cream shop. After the loss of some of the previous ice cream shops, the town seemed pretty excited for this new addition.
Previously, there were a couple shops that sold ice cream that tried to start a business in the same general field; it seemed as though our local Shamrocks enjoyed spending their time with friends and family when they were craving something original. That is exactly what this shop is set up for.
This brand new shop was opened by two locals, Jr. and Jackie Branson. When Jackie Branson was asked why she chose to open it in New Haven, her response was, “I saw the need for a place for people to gather with friends and family and enjoy a sweet treat in my little hometown.”
The Ice Cream Shoppe is located at 9442 on Highway 100 in New Haven, next to El Ranchito. This new hangout gives Shamrocks, of any age, a place to go at any time of the day to enjoy their share of ice cream.
Being famous for their fantastic ice cream doesn't mean it's the only thing they provide, however. The Ice Cream Shoppe also includes a variety of foods on their menu like hamburgers, fries, chicken strips, and much more! Emily Lewis was asked about her thoughts on the Ice Cream Shoppe, and she responded with, “It’s a fun place to spend time with my best friends in the evenings while enjoying a sweet treat.”
When you walk into the Ice Cream Shoppe, the first thing you will notice is their bright green Shamrock spirit walls with a traditional logo sign. They have seating for table groups, but also have a bar area set up, accompanied by a stack of old yearbooks from New Haven High School. Talk about a blast from the past!
Not only is this an exciting place to go to and spend your days at with the people you love, but it is also an appealing place to work at. When Kate Weiser was asked about her experience working at the Ice Cream Shoppe, she said, “It’s a fun atmosphere, and everybody knows everybody there and their favorite ice cream flavor.”
It seems as though the Shamrocks enjoy what this new addition brings to our growing town. Make sure you go check out the Ice Cream Shoppe’s weekly specials and new ice cream flavors!