Blue Dogwood Public Market
Blue Dogwood Public Market, an indoor year-round market that promotes small businesses, plans to add an ice cream shop and a barbecue place to their list of vendors this Summer.
Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream, based out of Burlington, North Carolina, will open a satellite location next to the The Bar within the market.
Smitty’s is well known in Burlington for their handmade, small batch ice cream, and the shop is hoping to bring that to Chapel Hill, said Blue Dogwood partner and consultant Sarah Boak.
They plan to serve eight rotating flavors, including classics like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, as well as vegan options and sorbets.
“A lot of our vendors and customers here are vegan,” Boak said. “Focusing on those vegan ice creams, I’m really excited about, because those can be really hard to find.”
Blue Dogwood and Smitty’s plan to experiment with flavors and toppings to add some creative flair to the ice cream and involve customer input.
In addition to ice cream, Blue Dogwood will also be getting a new barbecue option.
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