Queen of Cream Permanently Closes Poncey-Highland Store Due To ‘Devastating Effects of COVID-19’

Owner Cora Cotrim Wednesday announced the news on the ice cream shop's Facebook

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.”

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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.”

Queen of Cream hasn’t been open that long in Poncey-Highland, having only debuted the shop last year. The company’s original Old Fourth Ward outpost has been out of commission for some time now.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

7 Responses

  1. I really don’t get this at all. Ice cream is primarily a take out operation anyway. So why would they be affected by the Trump virus? People can still go and get their ice cream and don’t have to linger and subject themselves to any health risk. I’m guessing this shutdown is more related to their location. It’s not a great location, very little parking. I don’t know why they closed their Beltline location. It was close to much more foot traffic.

      1. No, I’d just turn off the fake news and racism and lies from FOX Noise and Trump that have destroyed our democracy if I were you

      1. From the white supremacist Trump supporters radicalized by the racism and hatred from Trump who are terrorizing our cities, like the Proud Boys, all with shoutouts from Trump?

  2. With all the Queen of Cream store closings, maybe brick and mortar wasn’t where they needed to be.
    I honestly don’t understand how something as seasonal as ice cream makes it work without a cool weather offering.

    How many times do I need to tell ya, I’m not a robot…

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