Northeast Ohio foodies have so embraced the products of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams that owner Jeni Britton Bauer selected the region as the site of her first scoop shop outside her hometown.
Located at 67 N. Main Street in Chagrin Falls, adjacent to Starbucks, Jeni's officially opens its doors at 11 a.m. this Friday, April 15.
"The attention we’ve received from people in Northeast Ohio has been really flattering,” notes Bauer. “Chagrin Falls, being such a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, reflects the communities we’re a big part of in Columbus.”
Available at grocery stores and on the menus of many fine restaurants, Jeni's is an ultra-premium ice cream made from local and artisanal ingredients. The ice cream starts with milk and cream from grass-fed Ohio cows. In-season fruits and vegetables are added to create intensely flavored hits like Salty Caramel, Pistachio & Honey, and Bourbon Buttered Pecan.
“We pride ourselves on using as many fresh Ohio ingredients as we can,” says Bauer.
The 1,200-square-foot shop is described as rustic-chic, with Ohio-sourced barn wood, marble and stainless accents, and chalkboard menus. Bonus: ice cream social (free scoops to the public) 6-9 p.m. this Thursday.