ABOVE: Photo by Kelsey Curtis
East India Ice Cream Company
I remember the East India Ice Cream Company on Park Avenue in Winter Park and having my first date with my husband there. It was a busy place and you had to squeeze in to get around all the little tables. There was an air of bustle that was frantic but inviting at the same time. Ah and the flavors we loved were mint chip and cookies and cream, but they had some less everyday flavors too –with coffee, sandwiches and such it made a college student (Rollins up the street) a great meal.
Read about the closing
READ Orlando Sentinel article “Piece of Winter Park Dies With East India”, September 15, 1989.
“Margo and Doug Pertz, who ran the business since 1979, lost their lease – even though they said they were willing to pay quadrupled rent being demanded by the Jacksonville landlord. They got the news in writing last Saturday and locked the doors Sunday night.
Instead, the property owner has granted a new lease to Amy Elliot Lutz, former general manager of the Park Plaza Gardens restaurant, and David Albertson, who owns several Park Avenue properties. Lutz, who will pay $28.50 a square foot for the ground floor and half that amount for the balcony, said she plans to reopen the business around mid-November.”
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