Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream Closing
“It’s so bittersweet to me. After 18 beloved years at Webster Groves, my clients have truly become family,” owner Beckie Jacobs said.
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. — After 18 years, Beckie Jacobs will close its Webster Groves ice cream shop on December 19. But fans of Jacobs ice cream won’t have to wait long to check out Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream – like her previously announced that a new location will open at The Grove this spring.
The company originally planned to close its Webster Groves store on December 23, but announced the date change on December 16. Customers who had booked holiday treats before the closure was announced will still be able to pick up their items from December 21-23.
The Webster Groves facility at 8130 Big Bend Blvd. first opened in 2003, but Jacobs said she could not enter into a rental agreement with its landlord. The property is owned by 8120 Big Bend LLC, which is related to Jonathan Beck, an attorney for Beck, Dickhaus & Associates, according to state filings.
“It’s so bittersweet for me. After 18 beloved years at Webster Groves, my clients have truly become family. Unfortunately, I couldn’t come to an agreement with my landlord, who terminated my lease , and I haven’t been able to find another suitable location in Webster at this time Luckily my plans for a new location in The Grove have been in the works for some time and we have some super cool changes in store for our guests with our new location in the city,” Jacobs said in a statement.
The second location will open at $9.8 Million Gateway Lofts Development in The Grove. Amrit and Amy Gill of Restoration STL own and remodeled the Gateway Lofts, which house 55 units, in 2019. Serendipity’s new location, which will occupy ground floor space, will have an expanded menu, more space and overtime, officials said.
The 2,000 square foot space will now offer coffee and pastries in the morning and cocktails, beer, wine and late-night light snacks in the evening. Serendipity will continue to focus on the core of its business: ice cream, which includes dipity batter (ice cream sandwiches) and other frozen treats like spirit shakes (alcohol infused). New menu items will include coffee floats (coffee on a bon bon), affogato (ice cream topped with hot espresso) and pofferties (small Dutch pancakes with toppings).
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