Nighttime temperatures may be hitting the freezing mark, but that hasn’t stopped Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams from opening at 102 S. Patrick Street in Old Town.
The restaurant opened this past Wednesday (Nov. 13) in the former Misha’s Coffee space, while the coffee shop has moved down the block to 907 King Street.
The ice cream shop was not particularly crowded as of this morning — which, granted, is not peak ice-cream hours — but Twitter was abuzz with excitement.
@jenisicecreams exciting times in Old Town Alexandria … I was the first paying customer on Wednesday AM for the soft opening… yes, I went back for some ice after dinner as well. Super excited about have Jeni’s in the neighborhood! pic.twitter.com/wnxYcwN5bT
— Dan Satinoff (@dansatinoff) November 15, 2019
Jeni’s is an Ohio-based artisan ice cream producer with a cult following and a chain of about three dozen stores nationwide. It advertises that it uses no artificial flavors or colors, and has dairy-free options available.
In addition to ice cream, the shop carries assorted Jeni’s related books and paraphernalia.