CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Clumpies Ice Cream Company has announced the opening of a third year-round scoop shop inside the Grand Hotel building at 1401 Market Street, in the former English Tea Room. The store plans to open to the public this May with more details to come about the grand opening event.
The new store is set to offer a full lineup of 32 flavors dipped daily, in addition to the house made pops, ice cream sandwiches and pints to-go. The Clumpies brand can currently be tasted at events like the Chattanooga Market and several local restaurants. A full range of catering services are also available for weddings, corporate events and parties.
Clumpies has two other year-round stores, one on NorthShore and the other in St. Elmo at the lower station of the Incline Railway, as well as a seasonal shop next to the Battles for Chattanooga museum. A brand new production site located two blocks from the Tennessee Riverpark Wheland Foundry Trailhead has also been completed, quadrupling in size from the previous kitchen. It includes a fully-furnished bakery area with extended capabilities to bring all processing in-house. Future plans are being developed for tours and event programming in this space.
In 2013, See Rock City, Inc. purchased Clumpies from Marshall Brock, whose family owned and operated Brock Candy until its sale in the 1990s. Both companies have strong family legacies with histories of philanthropic and community involvement in Chattanooga. Doug Chapin is the son of SRC CEO and owner Bill Chapin. Since the acquisition, the company has seen impressive growth.
Chapin is working with Thomas Palmer and Brandi Reagan at Cogent Studio on the new shop design, as well as Matt Sears of Haskell Sears Design for the shop buildout. These award-winning local professionals have worked on other iconic Chattanooga buildings such as The Flying Squirrel, Tennessee Stillhouse, OddStory Brewing Co. and others.
Opened in 1999 by the son of a third-generation candy maker, Clumpies Ice Cream Co. continues the Chattanooga tradition of creating products noted for their uniqueness and quality. This premium craft ice cream is made with only the best ingredients ten gallons at a time. Its micro-batching process allows the ice cream to retain its smooth and creamy texture, whipped in less air than other ice creams. For a bigger scoop on this unique ice cream, visit www.clumpies.com.
SRC, Inc. is a hospitality and entertainment company that features the world-renowned Rock City Gardens high atop Lookout Mountain, just six miles from downtown Chattanooga. Rock City is one of the South’s most popular natural attractions. In addition to Clumpies, SRC also owns and operates the Battles for Chattanooga museum, Starbucks, the Incline Railway concessions and ticketing, and Grandview Conference Center on Lookout Mountain, as well as Blowing Springs Farm in Flintstone, Georgia. For more information, visit www.seerockcity.com.
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