Update: Richie's Slush Shop in Everett Announces That It Will Reopen
[Ed note: This article was updated on May 11 to reflect the fact that the shop has decided to reopen.]
Over the weekend, a legendary slush shop that has been in business for nearly 60 years announced that it had closed its doors. Now it is saying that it will reopen later this week.
According to a note on its website that was seen on Sunday, Richie's Slush on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett was shuttered, with the post saying that "[Due] to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, Richie's Store on the Parkway will not be opening this season. We apologize for this and hope you will purchase Richie's Italian Ice Products from one of our many other fine locations and retailers." This afternoon, one of our readers tells us (via Twitter) that a new note has replaced the old one, saying that "Because of hard work and an overwhelming support from our customers. Richie's Original Store on the Parkway in Everett will RE-OPEN this Friday May 15th!...We have always appreciated and enjoyed serving you and also want to thank you for so many calls and entries in our blog page, plus all the social media comments to us on Facebook and Twitter, etc..."
Richie's Slush, which first started out in 1956, is known for its assortment of Italian ices, with such flavors as lemon, fudge, pineapple, grape, bubble gum, strawberry, cotton candy, mint chocolate, and many others offered. Their products can be found in a number of markets, including Roche Bros., Stop & Shop, and Star Market. [Note: A Facebook post from the business mentions that the retail shop and the wholesale business are under different management.]
Thanks to a reader for initially bringing Richie's closing to our attention, as well as the reader who mentioned its reopening.
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