The week in ice cream news

Last week it was Carvel announcing a return to D.C., this week locally owned Gifford’s Ice Cream (est. 1938) announced it is expanding (The Wash Times). Shops in Penn Quarter and Chevy Chase are planned for initial expansion with Silver Spring (home of the original Gifford’s) and Northern Virginia coming later.

Gifford’s, which counted President Eisenhower as a customer (coffee ice cream), had overexpanded in the ’80s, but is expanding again because “it didn’t make sense, if we’re making the product ourselves, to have only one distribution outlet.”

On the Web: Gifford’s Ice Cream

1 Comment so far

  1. East Coast Girl (unregistered) on January 28th, 2006 @ 2:54 am

    Whoa, now there is a treasured childhood memory … a Saturday Matinee at the Silver Theater, followed by a walk around the corner to Gifford’s on Georgia Avenue for ice cream and root beer floats. Life just didn’t get any better. Looks like everything old will be new again, but will it ever be the same?

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