Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Any given sundae

The Abington Shopping Center is home to a spot where ice cream and football come together. This place is Campus Creamery, 1150 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit.

In the location formerly held by Quiznos. Campus Creamery is an independently-owned ice cream shop with a theme of Penn State University, where the ice cream is created.

Jason Iyoob, the owner, ships the ice cream, made at Penn State University main campus’ Penn State Creamery, to Campus Creamery.

Before opening Campus Creamery, he visited Penn State campus at University Park to visit his friends, who were students there, to watch games and go to Penn State Creamery with them. “That was one of our favorite stops,” he said. “There’s a lot of Penn State alumni that enjoy eating Penn State’s ice cream.” He opened his own ice cream shop so people can enjoy Penn State’s ice cream without the two-hour drive to Penn State’s main campus.

Campus Creamery sells 20 varieties of hard ice cream and 24 varieties of soft-served ice cream, including sugar-free. They sell low-fat yogurts, slushies, smoothies, with or without supplement, and breezes, which are slushies mixed with ice cream. They offer specialty sundaes named after local college sports teams who have donated jerseys.

These jerseys decorate the ice cream shop walls. Currently, Penn State, Lackawanna College, Misericordia University, Marywood University, Baptist Bible College, King’s College, Keystone College and The University of Scranton have sundaes named after them. The ice cream shop, open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., currently has 12 employees. Campus Creamery opened its doors Tuesday, April 6. Iyoob is planning Saturday April 24 as a grand opening date..

By April 24, the location will televise games, including football played at Penn State University, on the one or two TV sets coming soon to the creamery. “You can come to the creamery to get your favorite ice cream, and watch your favorite team play,” said Iyoob. Campus Creamery will add Penn State photos, jerseys and autographed footballs to the decor. Currently featured are photos of athletes and cheerleaders from Penn State Worthington Scranton campus in Dunmore.

Iyoob hopes that the Penn State alumni in this area will enjoy the Penn State University’s ice cream. “I feel there are lot of Penn State alumni in the area that made numerous trips to the Creamery,” he said. “Instead of driving two and a half hours to the Creamery, you can get your favorite ice cream here.”


Post a Comment


Only Ice Cream Copyright © 2009