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Local ice cream shops offer cool summer snacks

By Danielle Komis Palmer
dpalmer@decaturdaily.com 340-2447

As well as The Daily Brew, there are plenty of places in the area to cool down with an ice cream cone. However, in Decatur, the ice cream scene has changed a bit recently. The former TCBY on Sandlin Road recently became Scoops ice cream, an independent ice cream shop that offers Blue Bell ice cream, fat free yogurt, ice cream cakes and more. Owner Johna Lynch, who used to work at TCBY, bought the location a few months ago.

On the other side of Decatur, KaleidoScoops ice cream co-op also serves up a wide variety of ice cream, yogurt and cakes. Owners Gerald and Addie Hall have run the Sixth Avenue location for 30 years, which was a Baskin-Robbins until July 2000.

While specialty ice cream chains such as Marble Slab Creamery and Cold Stone Creamery are exploding in popularity elsewhere in the country, there are still none in this area.

"We've never really had too many comments about that either way" said Jim Page of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce. The places that we have are pretty popular."

A sampling of local ice cream shops

(excluding major fast food chains)

DECATUR

Scoops (formerly TCBY)

2699 Sandlin Road S.W.

355-1910

KaleidoScoops

1905 Sixth Ave. S.E.

353-1410

The Daily Brew

Mallard Village Shopping Center, Suite E

2941 Point Mallard Parkway

355-0330

ATHENS

Kreme Delight

401 W. Washington St.

232-9130

HARTSELLE

Dari-Delite

603 U.S. 31 S.W.

773-9124

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