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With your support, Durham’s own handmade ice cream bus will be expanding into a brick-and-mortar location!
443 backers pledged $22,724 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by The Parlour (Creator)

It’s been an awfully long time since we posted an update, and we are so sorry about that! After all, we wouldn’t have gotten this far without you. I’m sure most, if not all of you know by now that the shop’s been open for almost four months now! Kickstarter rewards (ice cream, t-shirts, sundae and pint of the month club cards) are ready to pick up at the shop for local folks; if anyone needs a reward mailed and it hasn’t happened yet, please email and we’ll get that to you ASAP. We’re still a little disorganized, but we want everyone to get their rewards! 

We are so happy to be a part of downtown Durham. So very many things have happened since our last update; strawberry season, blueberry season, the Doughman, our Kickstarter video-creator traveling to Fiji(?!), blackberry any case, we’ve been busy! We’re still getting tons of produce from Lyon Farms, along with fresh peppermint and chocolate mint from Catbriar Farms. We’re already getting excited about beet ice cream once Lil’ Farm’s beets come in.

If you haven’t been to the shop yet, we just extended our hours! We’re now open from noon to ten Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and noon to eleven Fridays and Saturdays. (Still closed on Mondays, but we’re working on being open every day. Someday.) We are still working on making The Parlour the place we want it to be. We’re not 100% there yet, but it’s coming along. We’ve got some menu updates in the works, and we’re installing more acoustic panels soon so it’s less noisy when we’re busy. A bunch of our summer employees are off to college soon, so you’ll see some new faces in the near future.

Now, on a serious note, we wanted to talk about something that’s important to us. Next Thursday, August 8th, we will be donating 10% of our sales to the Durham Crisis Response Center in honor of Yoni’s little sister Talya, who passed away last year. We will also be closed on August 9th for a family gathering in her memory. Please come out on Thursday if you can. There is also a free concert in the plaza that night, part of the “Find Your Cool” concert series hosted by Downtown Durham Inc.

We’ve got tons of photos to share so y’all can see what’s going on, and we’ll post those in a separate update ASAP.  Eric Waters has taken photos of the shop from the start of construction up to post-opening, so we’ll create a photo essay soon for y’all to see how things progressed! No, really, we mean it this time. 


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