Come this July, the Parkins Mill Neighborhood will be a little sweeter. Local ice cream shop Clare’s Creamery is opening its second location in Old Towne Shopping Center at 1901 Laurens Rd. — just in time for National Ice Cream Month.
The new shop
Located cross from the future Taco Boy and next to the future Parlor Doughnuts, the new shop will be similar to its first location in Overbrook, with pastel pink, purple, and mint decor.
“We believe Clare’s will become a neighborhood destination for families and friends to gather together to celebrate all of life’s little (and big) moments,” says co-owner Caitlin Clare Hayes, who founded Clare’s Creamery with her husband, Michael, in 2020.
Apart from its Overbrook location, the Parkins Mill shop will feature more seating and a reservable “birthday booth” for special occasions.
The ice cream
Of course, this new spot wouldn’t be complete without Clare’s hand-crafted ice cream, some of which are North American Ice Cream Association 2022 National Award Winners. The Honey Vanilla earned a White Ribbon and the Chocolate earned a Blue Ribbon — the highest award. Clare’s Honey Vanilla, Chocolate, and 18 other staple flavors (including three dairy-free), and six rotating seasonal flavors will be scooped at both locations.
While you wait for the Parkins Mill Shop to open in July, you can find Clare’s Creamery at 1625 E. North St. and at the Greenville Drive’s Saturdays on the District. Fun fact: The Clare’s Creamery trailer, bike, and cooler can be reserved for private events, so you can have ice cream at your wedding and eat it, too.
Since it opened in 2020, Clare’s Creamery has:
- Hand-crafted 27,125 gallons of ice cream
- Added a cheery on top of 22,176 Sundaes
- Spun 13,287 milk shakes
- Served 2,858 Drumsticks
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