First Look at Baltimore-Based Ice Cream Shop ‘The Charmery’

Baltimore-Based ice cream shop The Charmery will open its newest location at 8551 Connecticut Ave, Suite 202, in Chevy Chase on Friday, June 23rd– it’s first in Montgomery County. The Charmery held its first soft opening event today from 6pm-9pm and will hold its second soft opening event on Thursday from 6pm-9pm (video below).

As part of the grand opening the store will unveil a special flavor as an homage to F. Scott Fitzegerald, who lived in Baltimore, but is known to have spent time in Montgomery County and is buried at a Rockville cemetery. The flavor is called Fitzgerald’s Rickey and is comprised of gin and lime flavored ice cream.

According to a press release, “The Charmery’s first location opened in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood in 2013. Since then, husband and wife team David and Laura Alima, have opened three additional locations in Towson, Columbia, and The Union Collective. The Charmery has quickly become not only a Baltimore mainstay, but also an East Coast destination for super premium, highly original, and insanely delicious ice cream. Since opening, they have won numerous Best of Baltimore awards and recently Thrillest named them one of the 40 best ice cream shops in America. This will be their first location in the DC area with the aim to bring together the local and global communities to help every person achieve happiness through ice cream.

At each of The Charmery locations, the joy of ice cream is abundant. Bright colors, personalized hospitality, and a flair for the dramatic provide a setting fit for their eclectic ice cream flavors. Each location features seven ALWAYS flavors ensuring those seeking traditional ice cream flavors are always happy, while the remaining flavors constantly rotate with the seasons or ice cream maker’s whim. In addition, there are always two dairy-free offerings (a sorbet and a coconut milk base). “We just love being creative with ice cream and want to pass along that moment of excitement when a flavor blows someone’s mind or it just hits the spot on a hot Summer day,” says Master Flavor Maker David Alima. “There is this moment when you taste YOUR flavor from The Charmery and all your cares and worries seem to just melt away. In its place, you are filled with love and joy!”Alima and his Ice Cream team have also become known for their seasonal, exclusive, and one-off flavors. Each week they release a new exclusive #FridayFlavorDrop flavor intending to last only a few days. Some of these feature collabs with local and national musicians (Future Islands and My Morning Jacket), athletes (Justin Tucker), and artists (Devin Allen) each benefiting a local non-profit. Some of their beloved flavors include Ice Cream Sando (a flavor that tastes just like an ice cream sandwich), Saffron Olive Oil, Saturday Morning Cartoons (sugar cereal ice cream with cereal marshmallows), and Cheese and Crackers (cheddar cheese ice cream with Ritz cracker pieces).For the opening at Chevy Chase Lake, they are planning to unveil a special flavor as an homage to F. Scott Fitzegerald, who lived in Baltimore, but is known to have spent time in the Chevy Chase/Rockville, MD. And…that is just the tip of the ice cream cone with even more unique flavors to come as The Charmery makes their debut in the Nation’s capital. For more information or to interview David and Laura Alima, please contact Dave Seel from Blue + Blue Marketing at the above contact information. If you would like to be invited to our soft opening festivities or send a camera to the opening of The Charmery on Friday, June 23rd, please also contact Dave Seel at Blue + Blue Marketing and he will coordinate your visit.”
Featured image courtesy of The Charmery on Facebook.

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