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The former site of Queen of Cream Atlanta at the Plaza on Ponce shopping center will reopen as the city’s eighth Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams location, according to building permits.
“Jeni’s is continuing to expand in the South in 2021, with their most recent opening in Tampa and one slated for Atlanta,” said Jeni’s spokesperson Teagan Epley when pressed for an opening date by What Now Atlanta. “Opening dates are still to be determined.”
Renovations to the building at 702 Cleburne Terr. NE will cost approximately $150,000, according to building permits filed with the City of Atlanta, and will include new kitchen equipment, updated lighting fixtures, plumbing repairs and new service windows for the planned 500 square-foot take-out “scoop shop.”
Existing Jeni’s locations in Atlanta include sites in Buckhead Marketplace, Glenwood Park, Westside Provisions, Decatur Square, Krog Street Market, Avalon and The Battery.
Creamery founder Jeni Britton Bauer‘s book, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller that earned a James Beard award in 2012. The first location of Jeni’s opened in 2002 and has since opened locations in Tampa, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Nashville, Birmingham, Houston, Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago, Charlotte, Charleston and Washington D.C.
“Our ice creams have a uniquely smooth texture and buttercream body, with bright flavor and clean finish (we don’t use synthetic flavorings, dyes, or off-the-shelf mixes),” reads the creamery’s website. “You may notice the absence of a long list of stabilizers and emulsifiers on our label; we prefer the more complex process of building texture and flavor without them. Our flavors stand-alone straight from the pint or melt perfectly into a fruit pie, birthday cake, crumble, crisp, or cookie—the perfect accessory for your dessert.”