by Tom Sims
I like ice cream. It is a vice I retain. I am not sure I’ll ever get over it entirely. I try to moderate my enthusiasm and consumption, but it is not entirely suppressed. I like it creamy, flavorful, sweet, and cold. A little will do. It has to do.
Three guys went together to open Scoops in the Tower District. They are not all that interested in personal publicity, but they want you to know about their ice cream and their atmosphere. I can vouch for both.
While researching another article, with my grandson by my side, my eyes fell upon the ice cream shop a couple of months ago. My eyes led and my body followed. Situated across the street diagonally from the Tower Theater, is Scoops.
You walk in and think, “small,” but there is plenty of room. The selection is broad without being overwhelming. The ice cream is from Foster Farms and Fresno State. I order the Fresno State ice cream.
In reading the various review sites, I found no negative reviews at all. Everything was positive. It seems that Scoops leaves a sweet taste in everyone’s mouth. There is something about ice cream that evokes universal praise and builds community. Every neighborhood in America needs an ice cream shop.
It is said that they have a brownie to die for, will heat it, and cover it with the scrumptious frozen cream. I have that on my “try later list.”
There is one table inside and a couple outside. So, lots of cones are served for Tower walkers. We were fortunate to nab one of those tables and soon all were filled.
A sandwich board outside the store promotes community with postings of neighborhood events, meetings, and businesses.
The decorations are lively and joyful. It is an inviting place and (Did I mention?) THEY HAVE ICE CREAM!Folks are friendly, more than willing to talk about their ice cream, and let you taste before you buy. The customers are friendly as well and add endorsements and engage in conversation as well. That speaks to the tone set by management.
While looking at reviews and comments online about Scoops, the praise was consistent–great old fashioned ice cream locally made. The best endorsement was that of my six year old grandson who ate all of his ice cream and asked for some of mine. To quote him precisely, “That was good, Grandpa.”
Discover Scoops at 844 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93728. Call them at (559) 441-0067, but they may not answer. They seem to be busy serving ice cream.
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