Monday, June 09, 2014

Gracie's Ice Cream Is Opening in Somerville's Union Square

It looks like a new ice cream shop is on its way to one of Somerville's hottest neighborhoods.

A photo on the Universal Hub site shows a post-it note stuck to the inside of the old Sherman Market space in Union Square, with the note saying that Gracie's Ice Cream is opening within that space. Ben Dryer of the former Sherman Market and the Sherman Cafe [ed note: now closed as well] and Aaron Cohen of @EatBoston are behind the new shop.

[November 4 update: The Boston Globe is reporting that Gracie's Ice Cream opens this Friday (November 7).]

[November 11 update: A new post on its Facebook page indicates that Gracie's had a "false start" and that they need to "take a few days/weeks to straighten some things out." As soon as the ice cream shop officially opens, we will post another update here.]

[November 24 update: An email sent today says that Gracie's opens today at 3:00 PM, and that to celebrate, anyone who buys two pints before Thanksgiving gets a free ice cream cone. Hours for the shop will be 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM on weekdays and 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM on weekends.]

The address for Gracie's Ice Cream is 22 Union Square, Somerville, MA, 02143. Its website is at while its Twitter page is at

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