There’s a new scoop shop coming to the space right next door to Flour Girl & Flame at 8125 W. National Ave. in West Allis.
Behind the new shop – which will be filled with treats from a variety of local ice cream brands – is Chef Dana Spandet, the co-owner of Flour Girl & Flame, who says she’s been eyeing up the property since she moved into the neighborhood. So when the building became available, she says the wheels started turning with regard to how to best utilize it.
In the end, she says, it was difficult to resist the idea of opening up a shop that offers the perfect compliment to her creative wood-fired pizzas: ice cream.
Made by everyone, for everyone
The tagline for the shop, “made by everyone, for everyone,” couldn’t be more appropriate. After all, it syncs up perfectly with the inclusive, locally focused mission that drives the Flour Girl brand, the scoop shop will focus its ice cream selection on a curated collection of flavors from local ice cream brands including Scratch, Purple Door, Liv a Little, Crème De Liqueur and a nascent business called Sweet Tooth Grin.
The inaugural collection of curated flavors will include:
- Scratch Ice Cream’s cotton candy, Door County cherry and cake batter
- Purple Door Ice Cream's salted vanilla bean, raspberry sorbet (vegan) and pistachio
- Crème De Liqueur’s chocolate brownie bourbon and vanilla bean horchata
- Liv a Little’s Boujee Bluebz (vegan)
- Sweet Tooth Grins’ Bees Knees and Mom’s Favorite
Pricing for ice cream will range between $4.50 and $7.50 per scoop, with both cups and waffle cones available. Guests will also be able to purchase ice cream flights featuring six scoops of their choice packaged in eco-friendly compostable packaging for $13.50.
Everyone’s Ice Cream will also feature cold brew coffee floats ($7) and Sprecher root beer floats ($6).
Spandet says collaboration will also play a part at the scoop shop. For instance, Sweet Tooth Grins will be using the honey from Flour Girl & Flame’s hives to make future batches of honey ice cream. She’s also started a hydroponic “ice cream garden” on site, which they’ll be using to grow things like basil, Thai basil, mint, calendula and lavendar which brands can incorporate into their featured ice creams.
The shop is still under construction, but the walls in the retail space have already been transformed with a coat of vibrant mustard yellow paint, which will be complemented by local art from Rachel Sanders and Mental Paint.
A front counter, where guests can sit to enjoy their treats is on the way from She Slangs Wood and a living wall, built by Unordinary Omen Floristry, surrounds the shop’s eye-catching neon sign, which declares the indisputable truth: “Ice Cream Solves Everything”.
Get your first taste
And, even though it’s a pretty quick turnaround, Spandet has announced that they’ll be throwing a two-day picnic-style soft opening for the new ice cream shop on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday June 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Railroad Station Park (located just next door to the scoop shop).
The festivities will include brunch pizzas from Flour Girl & Flame, Press Waffles (with a scoop of ice cream) and cold brew floats.
Following the soft opening festivities, Everyone’s Ice Cream will be open Thursday and Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
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