Chelsea Fremut said she and her fiance David McDonald love Italian ice, and they wanted to share it with Deep River. And just in time for the summer heat, they are opening Deep River Ice – a new ice cream and Italian ice stand on Main Street.
“There’s not really much else anywhere local, the closest italian ice is in Middletown or New Haven,” Fremut said. “We want to enjoy the community that I grew up in and see the kids enjoy it.”
The italian ice is coming from Micalizzi’s in Bridgeport, where McDonald grew up and became friends with the owner.
“He’s been eating it basically since he was born, and he absolutely loves it,” Fremut said.
The ice cream will come from Gifford’s in Maine. They plan to open the shop at the corner of Main and River streets in early July, and to be open in the spring, summer and fall going forward.
They’ve already started setting up – moving in three big freezers and a waffle-cone maker, she said.
“We can’t wait for everyone to try it, and for everyone to come on in,” she said.