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Queen of Cream is no longer open in Old Fourth Ward.
The ice cream shop closed its Highland Walk doors this week, at 701 Highland Ave NE #1, according to signage at the space.
It was the first Queen of Cream.
“It’s a bittersweet feeling for us,” Owner Cora Cotrim in an email Monday told What Now Atlanta.
“Although we had become a neighborhood staple and loved that store, we decided it was time to close. Our lease ends in March and as Wintertime is not considered ‘ice cream season’ we decided it would be best to close a little earlier than anticipated. We will miss all of regulars and we are hoping they come to see us at our Poncey-Highland location, and our locations at the Simon Malls. We also plan on having a small freezer for pints and treats at the neighborhood grocery ‘Everyday Market.'”
Now, through a partnership with Revaltor Coffee, Queen of Cream has a satellite location in Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza malls and a recently-opened outpost in The Plaza on Ponce.
[Editor’s note: this article was updated Monday with comments from Cotrim.]