Thursday, October 09, 2014

Update: Ariel's Ice Cream in Quincy's Marina Bay Reopens After Being Closed Due to Contract Issues

[Ed note: This article was updated on October 14 to reflect the fact that the place has reopened.]

An ice cream shop that is located by the water just south of Boston has closed for the time being due to contract issues.

According to a Facebook post, Ariel's Ice Cream in the Marina Bay section of Quincy is shuttered, saying that "Due to unresolved contract issues, we remain closed indefinitely." It appears that the shop has been closed for approximately a week, with another note from October 3 mentioning that "Due to unfortunate circumstances, Ariel's will be closed until further notice" while this past Monday, they stated that they were hoping for a "Tentative reopening on Thursday [today], provided we can come to a new agreement with our contract holder." As soon as we get more information on the exact status of Ariel's, we will post an update here.

[October 14 update: A new Facebook post from Ariel's indicates that it is open once again.]

Ariel's Ice Cream first opened in April of this year within the Marina Bay Marketplace, which is behind the boardwalk where most of the restaurants and shops at Marina Bay reside. The shop offers ice cream from the Boston Ice Cream Factory as well as soft serve, smoothies, and frappes.

The address for Ariel's is 333 Victory Road, Quincy, MA, 02171.

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]