Rumors of businesses opening and closing in Chapel Hill have created a buzz on Franklin Street and amongst students.
Rumors recently surfaced that Ms. Mong, a restaurant on Franklin Street, will be closing definitively. Isaac Park, the restaurant's owner, said it will not be closing as of yet and did not respond to repeated requests for further information.
Sugarland, another staple store on Franklin Street that served gelato and baked goods to the Chapel Hill community, announced their closing in the fall, leaving many of their customers devastated — and without wedding cakes. Recent activity in the shop has left many wondering what project will occupy the space next.
Cindy and Dave Somasunderam are proud to announce the Blue Spoon Microcreamery is planning to open on April 1 in the recently vacated space. Cindy said she has been making ice cream for 45 years, and it is something for she has always had a passion. She has turned this passion into a livelihood through the ice cream shops she has owned with her husband throughout the country.
The Blue Spoon's ice cream will be made in-house with liquid nitrogen.
“Making the ice cream with the liquid nitrogen actually makes the best ice cream because it freezes it instantly," Cindy said.
Liquid nitrogen freezes ice cream at -320 degrees F.