Atwood now has competing ice cream shops
Customers of the tiny Chocolate Shoppe ice cream stand on Atwood Avenue, which was forced to close when the building was sold last fall, will now have two local ice cream makers to choose from.
The case was well-publicized, and in the end, ice cream lovers get the best part of the deal.
The tiny, 350-square-foot Chocolate Shoppe building, at 2302 Atwood Ave., is being remodeled by its new owners, Casey and Zach Davenport, who also run Merrimac Scoop in Merrimac, Wisconsin. The Davenports will rename the business the Atwood Scoop, and it will feature traditional ice cream and other items, as well, but it won’t carry Chocolate Shoppe flavors.
That’s because Chocolate Shoppe owner Dave Deadman, who sued the Davenports last year but lost, hopes to open by May 1 in the Stone Fence space just a few doors down, at 2322 Atwood Ave.
The Stone Fence gift and home décor store is closing for good.
Deadman’s new location will have access from both Atwood Avenue and the bike path in the back, sharing a patio with Café Brittoli next door, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report.