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New generation to take over The Ice Creamsmith in Dorchester

Posted by Patrick Rosso  February 20, 2014 10:13 AM

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The location of The Ice Creamsmith.


A new generation will be taking the reins of The Ice Creamsmith, which has been serving up frozen treats to the Dorchester, Mattapan, and Milton communities for more than 37 years.

Sarah Mabel-Skillin, the daughter of founders David and Robyn Mabel, and her husband Chris will take over ownership of the Lower Mills shop.

Located at 2295 Dorchester Ave., the shop is a popular summertime destination for shoppers looking to cool down and satisfy their sweet tooth.

“For the time being, we’ll be working here two or three days a week,” said David Mabel. “[Chris and Sarah] have a daughter, so we’ll also be babysitting.”

David and Robyn will likely have a little more free time on their hands, but David said there is plenty he'll miss about running the shop full-time.

“The customers will of course be missed,” said David Mabel. “The other thing we’ll miss is working with our employees. We’ve always been hands-on owners, and that’s a part we’ll miss.”

Not many changes are expected to be made to the shop, aside from a few cosmetic updates and the adoption of a social media campaign. The establishment, a favorite for youth sports teams, will continue to offer a slew of old fashioned frozen products.

The shop is currently closed for the winter and is expected to reopen March 1.

For more information about the establishment, visit its website.

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