Morelli's Ice Cream shutters Edgewood location
Morelli's Ice Cream, which started in Atlanta in 2008 and was named 4th best ice cream shop in America by Bon Appétit Magazine the following year, has closed its location at the Edgewood Retail District. The ice cream shop, which opened in 2011, occupied a 1,500 square foot space on Caroline Street, adjacent to Figo Pasta. Prior to Morelli's opening in the space, national ice cream shop Cold Stone Creamery operated in the space.
While the center, located on Moreland Avenue not far from Little 5 Points, has lost Morelli's, it will soon see the opening of another dessert shop. Cinnaholic, a Berkeley, California-based cinnamon shop plans to open later this spring, a few doors down from the former Morelli's.
Shop owners Donald Sargent and his wife, Clarissa Morelli, blamed the closure on their lease saying, "Despite our best efforts to negotiate better terms to stay, we were unsuccessful."
The couple posted a message to both their facebook and twitter profiles announcing the closure earlier today:
Thank you for your support for the five years we've been at the Edgewood Retail District location.
As of today, Monday, February 8, we have decided to close our Morelli's at Edgewood. Despite our best efforts to negotiate better terms to stay, we were unsuccessful.
Thanks to all of our loyal customers for your support and patronage, and we expect to see you at our original Ormewood location at 749 Moreland Ave. SE, our Dunwoody location at 4514 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., or at We Juice It in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atrium very soon! Stay tuned for exciting news and updates about our Ormewood location coming soon!
Thank you again, Atlanta! Please send us a direct message if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Don & Clarissa
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