Wondering if Remember When Ice Cream is open for business?
Rest assured, we are moving forward, even though we haven’t been open for business this year.
For those of you who don’t know, we are in the process of acquiring a lease, on a new space. We hope to be open in Robinson Twp. early next year, 2020. Negotiating a commercial lease is not just “finding a space and paying rent”, there is a long negotiation process that has to take place. We have been diligently looking for a new location since August of 2018. We have looked at several locations and then found one that we thought would fit our needs. We negotiated for that space for four months, until both sides realized neither were going to come to an agreement. We pulled out of those negotiations. We looked, again, at several viable spaces and believe we found one that is even better. We have, just recently, started negotiating on that space in Robinson Twp.
During this process, we are not standing still. We are working with a business coach to develop our mission and vision statement, develop company policies, and get Remember When Ice Cream in a position, to eventually, expand to other areas. We are also looking at integrating a more efficient POS system. Yet, we are being mindful to keep the comfortable, “mom and pop” feel to Remember When Ice Cream. Once we have a new POS system, we will be able to issue loyalty cards with rewards and gift cards.
We are also working on designing the interior of the new space. We are designing the area behind the counter, making sure that there is enough room to move around, so that we can speed up our service to our customers.
We are making room for indoor tables with chairs, making sure our customer area is comfortable, inviting, and conducive to families enjoying a fun night, (or day) of our ice cream experience.
We are working on designing our logo that incorporates the nostalgia of Remember When Ice Cream, with a crisp, updated look.
We will be attending seminars and conferences in the upcoming months, in order to add to our knowledge and experience of creating and serving ice cream. We will not be changing any of our delicious recipes, we will only be adding more delectable options. We will be adding pies, cakes, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate to our menu.
We will be posting updates on Facebook, Instagram, and on here, our website, on the progress of acquiring a new space.
You can get notifications by following us on Facebook and Instagram, or you can click the link below to sign up for our email list. We will send out emails as we progress through the signing of the lease, remodeling, and getting the new space up and running. We will not bombard you with emails.
Thank you so much for your patience. We cannot wait to see all of you!
Sincerely, Deb Owner Remember When Ice Cream, Inc.