Crowds queued out of the door today as an historic Northampton ice cream maker opened a new parlour in town.
Gallone’s, which has been based in Welford Road, in Kingsthorpe, since 1895, opened its new ice cream parlour next door to its historic factory shop, opening its doors at 9.30am.
Customers flocked to the new parlour, despite the cooler temperatures today, to sample two new flavours, created especially for the launch.
The parlour will sell 24 flavours of ice cream, including the new bellini and mojito sorbets. Hot and cold drinks will also be on sale and the shop will operate as a patisserie.
The parlour has been converted from a hairdressers which used to be next-door to the ice cream factory.
It will open seven days a week during the summer and is the first to be opened by the Gallone family since the current owner’s great grandfather ran a parlour in Scotland which sold ice cream in the summer and fish and chips in the winter.
Speaking this week, owner Aldo Gallone, said: “I hope it will be a real boost for the Kingsthorpe area, and opening it in weather like this really couldn’t be any better.”