JAMESTOWN – Visitors and residents to downtown Jamestown now have a new spot to visit for a tasty summer treat.
The ribbon was cut Wednesday on a new ice cream parlor called The Sprinkle Cone. The business is owned and operated by Kate Harris and is located at 207 Pine Street, between Jamestown Skate Products and the Biodome Project.
The building that houses the business is owned by Pete Scheira, who had help in renovating the space for the parlor through a 50-50 grant from the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.
Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi was joined by several other officials in welcoming the business and cutting the ribbon for its grand opening. The Mayor said he’s happy to see another young entrepreneur open a business downtown.
“This is absolutely terrific,” Teresi said. “It fills a niche in the downtown area and it’s wonderful. Thank you for the investment and thank you for the initiative… keep up the good work.”
Harris said she opened The Sprinkle Cone because there currently is no spot in the greater downtown area that focuses on serving ice cream, although several neighboring communities have their own ice cream shop. As a result, she felt there was a need for such a business in the downtown area of the city.
As for the Ice Cream, Harris said she’ll be serving 10 different flavors, all from Addie’s Ice Cream from here in Chautauqua County.
“They have a retail store in Findley Lake. Addie and her husband make all the ice cream. It’s made with local cream out of Titusville Dairy, and they make it all themselves,” Harris explains. “Local is so important to keep everything going and homemade (ice cream) is the best!”
The Sprinkle Cone will be open from noon to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 2 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Thesprinklecone.