Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is coming to Philadelphia in a big way with not one, but two new locations: Fishtown and Rittenhouse Square.
While pints of Jeni’s have been available at area Whole Foods, ACME, Mom’s, and Wegman’s for a while now, the Fishtown and Rittenhouse Square scoop shops will be Jeni’s first in Philadelphia (and Pennsylvania!).
The 849 sq. ft. shop at Rittenhouse Square, located at 1901 Chestnut Street, will be the perfect addition to the area’s shopping and nightlife. Fishtown’s 1767 sq. ft. location at 1322 Frankford Ave. Unit #101 boasts Jeni’s welcoming, familiar design with plenty of room for guests to sit and enjoy their tasty treats. Both are expected to open this fall.
“We shipped our first order to Philadelphia in 2005 and people have been asking us to open there ever since,” said Jeni Britton, “it’s just been a matter of finding the right spot. We make ice cream to bring people together and we design our shops as gathering places. Our ideal is to join neighborhoods where we can become an active part of the community, and we think we’ve found that in Rittenhouse Square and especially in Fishtown. Fishtown has this historic, enduring sense of community that is so rare a find. Honestly, we just feel lucky to be a part of the neighborhood story at this moment in time. Can’t wait to open.”