Queen of Cream has permanently closed the doors to its Poncey-Highland ice cream shop, at 702 Cleburne Terrace NE. Owner Cora Cotrim announced the news on the company’s Facebook page Wednesday. “To our dearest friends, it is with incredible sadness that we announce the permanent closure of our Plaza on Ponce store,” according to the announcement. “Unfortunately, due to the devastating effects of COVID-19, we are no longer able to support the retail arm of our business.”
This was the last storefront for Queen of Cream which earlier this year said goodbye to its Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza locations, both of which were opened in partnership with Revelator Coffee.
But Cotrim’s Atlanta-born Queen of Cream isn’t going away completely. Instead of operating brick-and-mortars, Cotrim “will continue to focus our energy and efforts on groceries, online sales, and catering,” according to the announcement. “We would like to first and foremost thank our current and past staff! We have loved you all and you will always hold a special place in our hearts.”