Business Observer


Business Observer


Date: February 16, 2011
by: Robin Hartill | Community Editor


+ ScoopDaddy’s opens in University Park
ScoopDaddy’s Ice Cream has opened a second location at 8203 Tourist Center Drive in University Park. The old-fashioned 1950s-style ice-cream shop has 32 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt and sugar-free/low-fat options, along with sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes and ice-cream sodas. The shop also has candy, freshly baked cookies, popcorn, hot pretzels and a wide selection of memorabilia. The original ScoopDaddy’s is located on St. Armands Circle.

+ Longboat Publix to host centuries-old ceremony
Longboat Key Publix, 525 Bay Isles Parkway, will hold an event in which deli associates will crack 75-pound wheels of Publix deli Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

“This is a great opportunity for customers to observe the centuries-old art of cheese-wheel cracking, a slow and gradual process, and experience the aroma and taste of this delicious cheese,” said Shannon Patten, Publix media and community relations manager, in a prepared statement.

The event will take place at noon Saturday, Feb. 19.

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