Queen Anne wins new Molly Moon’s shop in July

Posted on March 15th, 2011 by Editor


Yes, you read that right – Queen Anne is going to have a brand new ice cream shop come this summer, a la organic, seasonal, locally sourced, hand-made ice creamery Molly Moon’s.

Back in December Molly Moon’s launched a competition between three neighborhoods – Queen Anne, Ballard and Madrona – to determine which ‘hood to open its third shop in. The local ice cream chain, which already has bustling locations in Wallingford and Capitol Hill, named Queen Anne as the winner of the competition Monday.

The competition was run through Facebook page campaigns, to gauge community interest in a new shop in each neighborhood. As of Monday evening the Queen Anne page had 462 ‘likes’. Madrona came in second place, with 163 ‘likes’.

Molly Moon’s has not yet finalized the location for the Queen Anne store, but they plan to open the shop in July, just in time for the summer heat. The ice creamery will also be opening a “micro-shop” in Madrona. To celebrate Molly Moon’s will be giving out free ice cream scoops to kids out of its truck, which will be parked at 2231 Queen Anne Ave. N., on Sunday, March 20, from noon to 2 p.m. Here is the full press release:

Molly Moon Neitzel today announced that she is expanding her ice cream family this summer with a new scoop shop in Queen Anne and new “micro” concept shop in Madrona.

Neighborhoods for the new locations were selected by Molly Moon’s enthusiasts during the three-month long “Shop 3, where will it be?” campaign that encouraged Seattle’s ice cream lovers to, despite the frosty weather, visit Moon’s ice cream truck while it set-up shop in their respective ‘hoods.

“I’m so excited to be welcoming two new neighborhoods in to our Molly Moon’s family” said Neitzel. “I love that Molly Moon’s is a place where families and friends can create memories and I can’t wait for Queen Anne and Madrona residents to have the opportunity make the new shops a part of their communities.”

Queen Anne, Seattle’s most-devoted ice cream eating neighborhood this winter, will be receiving its well-deserved scoop shop in July of 2011. Stay tuned, as the location is still being solidified and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Madrona, the runner-up in the “Shop 3” campaign, will be awarded a Molly Moon’s micro-shop in May of 2011. This petite version of a Molly Moon’s scoop shop will serve pre-packaged pints and scoops of Moon’s delicious ice cream, sorbet-sicles, and ice cream sandwiches.

In celebration of this exciting news, the Molly Moon’s ice cream truck will give away kids scoops this Saturday, March 19, from Noon to 2 p.m. while parked at Buggy in Madrona. The kids in Queen Anne will receive free scoops on Sunday, March 20, from Noon to 2 p.m. while the truck is parked at 2231 Queen Anne Ave. N.

For additional information about Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, please log on to mollymoonicecream.com.

Correction 12:40 p.m.: An earlier version of this story stated that Molly Moon’s is organic, when in fact not all of its ice cream flavors contain organic ingredients. Here is more information from the website:

Are all of your ingredients organic? No. My priority is to purchase locally-grown ingredients from great Northwest suppliers. I try to use local AND organic, but when faced with situations where I have to choose, I choose healthy local options that are not always certified organic. Some of our organic ingredients include organic vanilla, peppermint, maple, ginger, and orange extracts, organic coconut, organic lavender from Sequim, Washington, organic baby beets, carrots, and rosemary from Full Circle Farms, organic Meyer lemons from the Napa Valley (as close to us as they grow), organic mint and cantaloupe from eastern Washington, organic bacon and cherries from Vashon, organic sugar cones and cake cones, and organic sprinkles.


  • Alice Wirth

    What do I think of this news? I will tell you once I get off of cloud nine!!:O). Welcome to our neighborhood!!

  • Alice Wirth

    What do I think of this news? I will tell you once I get off of cloud nine!!:O). Welcome to our neighborhood!!

  • K

    I am sorry, but you need to make a correction. The ice cream is NOT organic. Check her website. When she first opened she said it was organic but customers called her out. The dairy bagged mix she uses is “hormone-free milk” NOT organic…. Also, she has yet to provide the ingredients for her ice cream….website still says “not yet” 3 years later. My guess is high fructose corn syrup and a concoction of stabilizers she does not want to provide.

  • K

    I am sorry, but you need to make a correction. The ice cream is NOT organic. Check her website. When she first opened she said it was organic but customers called her out. The dairy bagged mix she uses is “hormone-free milk” NOT organic…. Also, she has yet to provide the ingredients for her ice cream….website still says “not yet” 3 years later. My guess is high fructose corn syrup and a concoction of stabilizers she does not want to provide.

  • Hi K,

    Thanks for pointing that out. I did not have the updated information on the organic status of their flavors. I’ve corrected the story and added an explanation with an excerpt from the website below. Thanks again for bringing this to my attention.

    And thanks for reading!

    Best,

    Thea Chard
    Editor | Queen Anne View

  • Hi K,

    Thanks for pointing that out. I did not have the updated information on the organic status of their flavors. I’ve corrected the story and added an explanation with an excerpt from the website below. Thanks again for bringing this to my attention.

    And thanks for reading!

    Best,

    Thea Chard
    Editor | Queen Anne View

  • Molly Lover

    Actually, Ballard received the most votes on Facebook, but was passed over, perhaps because votes were just one of the factors in the decision making process. Queen Anne had about a hundred fewer votes, and Madrona came in third place.

  • Molly Lover

    Actually, Ballard received the most votes on Facebook, but was passed over, perhaps because votes were just one of the factors in the decision making process. Queen Anne had about a hundred fewer votes, and Madrona came in third place.

  • Derek Jensen

    Not only is Molly Moon’s ice cream NOT organic, it is also NOT homemade! Although the chain falsely markets their products, there is nothing handmade about that ice cream. Molly Moon purchases a pre-fab ice cream MIX from the Snoqualmie Gourmet factory and then flavors it in the back of the shop. It’s the same industrial ice cream mix used by full tilt, husky deli, etc. That mix has ELEVEN ingredients, including gums and stabilizers, by the way. And her Scout Mint ice cream contains artificial and hydrogenated ingredients. If Molly Moon claimed to make homemade cakes but her batter came from Duncan Hines people would be outraged. No matter how much you doctor up a box cake, it’s still a box cake. I for one, don’t think Queen Anne won anything by having cheap ice cream in our neighborhood.

  • Derek Jensen

    Not only is Molly Moon’s ice cream NOT organic, it is also NOT homemade! Although the chain falsely markets their products, there is nothing handmade about that ice cream. Molly Moon purchases a pre-fab ice cream MIX from the Snoqualmie Gourmet factory and then flavors it in the back of the shop. It’s the same industrial ice cream mix used by full tilt, husky deli, etc. That mix has ELEVEN ingredients, including gums and stabilizers, by the way. And her Scout Mint ice cream contains artificial and hydrogenated ingredients. If Molly Moon claimed to make homemade cakes but her batter came from Duncan Hines people would be outraged. No matter how much you doctor up a box cake, it’s still a box cake. I for one, don’t think Queen Anne won anything by having cheap ice cream in our neighborhood.

  • Ice Cream Apologist

    I hear what you’re saying about transparency/truth in advertising, but GOOD LORD, it’s ice cream, not health food! Gums, stabilizers, hydrogenated ingredients – not good for you on a daily basis, but not the end of the world if you’re enjoying an ice cream cone here and there.

  • Ice Cream Apologist

    I hear what you’re saying about transparency/truth in advertising, but GOOD LORD, it’s ice cream, not health food! Gums, stabilizers, hydrogenated ingredients – not good for you on a daily basis, but not the end of the world if you’re enjoying an ice cream cone here and there.

  • Molly Moon Fan

    My Mother is 85 years old and says Molly Moon Ice Cream is the best she has EVER eaten!! If you don’t enjoy it, don’t buy it, but please lighten up and do not ruin it for those who do enjoy it.

  • Molly Moon Fan

    My Mother is 85 years old and says Molly Moon Ice Cream is the best she has EVER eaten!! If you don’t enjoy it, don’t buy it, but please lighten up and do not ruin it for those who do enjoy it.

  • Derek Jensen

    I’m not saying people shouldn’t enjoy ice cream, even industrial ice cream, if they want…I’m just saying that Molly Moon’s shouldn’t call their ice cream hand-made if it starts with a mix. They need to be honest about their ingredients and methods so that consumers can make educated, honest choices about their food choices. Full Tilt and Husky Deli, which also use the Snoqualmie Gourmet mix don’t mislead people into thinking that their ice cream is homemade or organic. And there exist several good choices of truly homemade ice cream around Seattle that don’t use gums, and stabilizers, artificial junk including: Empire Ice Cream, Parfait Ice Cream, Full Tilt Ice Cream, and Pocco Carretto Gelato.

  • Derek Jensen

    I’m not saying people shouldn’t enjoy ice cream, even industrial ice cream, if they want…I’m just saying that Molly Moon’s shouldn’t call their ice cream hand-made if it starts with a mix. They need to be honest about their ingredients and methods so that consumers can make educated, honest choices about their food choices. Full Tilt and Husky Deli, which also use the Snoqualmie Gourmet mix don’t mislead people into thinking that their ice cream is homemade or organic. And there exist several good choices of truly homemade ice cream around Seattle that don’t use gums, and stabilizers, artificial junk including: Empire Ice Cream, Parfait Ice Cream, Full Tilt Ice Cream, and Pocco Carretto Gelato.

  • Derek Jensen

    I meant to say that Half Pint Ice Cream (not Full Tilt) makes their own ice cream without stabilizers, etc.

  • Derek Jensen

    I meant to say that Half Pint Ice Cream (not Full Tilt) makes their own ice cream without stabilizers, etc.

  • jayne

    We often have the Parfait mobile truck here in summer (which is SO good), and already have Menchies and Emerald City Smoothie. Not sure why we also need MM’s

  • jayne

    We often have the Parfait mobile truck here in summer (which is SO good), and already have Menchies and Emerald City Smoothie. Not sure why we also need MM’s

  • QA Res

    Welcome to the Queen Anne community Molly Moon’s! What a great win for the neighborhood.

  • QA Res

    Welcome to the Queen Anne community Molly Moon’s! What a great win for the neighborhood.

  • Gretchen

    Jayne,

    Yes, but/and Ballard already has Ben & Jerry’s. I was surprised it was one of the neighborhoods considered.

    My husband and I are amazed how busy Menchies is in the winter, so I am sure we can provide ample business for both fro yo & ice cream.

  • Gretchen

    Jayne,

    Yes, but/and Ballard already has Ben & Jerry’s. I was surprised it was one of the neighborhoods considered.

    My husband and I are amazed how busy Menchies is in the winter, so I am sure we can provide ample business for both fro yo & ice cream.

  • MsFrench

    I don’t know if Derek has ever tasted Molly Moon’s ice cream, but I think it’s some of the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted. Maybe THE best. I don’t care what they put in it. When my husband and I saw the never-ending line outside the Capitol Hill shop in the middle of winter, we decided they must have some kind of secret addictive ingredient. We started calling it the “crack” ice cream shop. Welcome to QA, Molly Moon!

  • MsFrench

    I don’t know if Derek has ever tasted Molly Moon’s ice cream, but I think it’s some of the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted. Maybe THE best. I don’t care what they put in it. When my husband and I saw the never-ending line outside the Capitol Hill shop in the middle of winter, we decided they must have some kind of secret addictive ingredient. We started calling it the “crack” ice cream shop. Welcome to QA, Molly Moon!

  • Sara B

    I live in Wallingford and find Molly Moon’s to be completely overhyped. The ice cream is fine, but it’s not fantastic (certainly not good enough for me to wait in line), and my experience with the staff is less than steller (rude, slow…)

    Also, a previous commentator mentioned a Ben & Jerry’s in Ballard. The Ben & Jerry’s moved out years ago.

  • Sara B

    I live in Wallingford and find Molly Moon’s to be completely overhyped. The ice cream is fine, but it’s not fantastic (certainly not good enough for me to wait in line), and my experience with the staff is less than steller (rude, slow…)

    Also, a previous commentator mentioned a Ben & Jerry’s in Ballard. The Ben & Jerry’s moved out years ago.

  • Gretchen

    Thanks, Sara. I moved away from Ballard in 2006. My ignorance shows how little I stray from India Bistro, Secret Garden and Majestic Bay! Do you know what’s in the former B&J’s site now?

  • Gretchen

    Thanks, Sara. I moved away from Ballard in 2006. My ignorance shows how little I stray from India Bistro, Secret Garden and Majestic Bay! Do you know what’s in the former B&J’s site now?

  • Ed

    Molly Moon uses stabilizers in her ice cream!
    But that is not what disgusts me about her. She and her lawyers attacted a new ice cream business because it had the name “moon” in it.
    His name like Mollys is Moon. His business name was called Moon-I
    Molly and her big time law firm threatened to sue him. He was on a shoestring budget and had spent for him a great deal of money on signs and advertisements.
    That is not good business Molly Moon. It shows your true character.
    Shame on you Molly Moon!

  • Ed

    Molly Moon uses stabilizers in her ice cream!
    But that is not what disgusts me about her. She and her lawyers attacted a new ice cream business because it had the name “moon” in it.
    His name like Mollys is Moon. His business name was called Moon-I
    Molly and her big time law firm threatened to sue him. He was on a shoestring budget and had spent for him a great deal of money on signs and advertisements.
    That is not good business Molly Moon. It shows your true character.
    Shame on you Molly Moon!

  • Ed

    It seems ice cream is not the happy business that we all believe it to be. Molly leads the pack of cut throat corporate hate mongers. Molly and her big time lawyres going after the little guy who spent his life savings to start an ice cream shop.
    Sad

  • Ed

    It seems ice cream is not the happy business that we all believe it to be. Molly leads the pack of cut throat corporate hate mongers. Molly and her big time lawyres going after the little guy who spent his life savings to start an ice cream shop.
    Sad


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