Lavender ice cream in a cake cone at Gelati Celesti.

Scott Elmquist

Lavender ice cream in a cake cone at Gelati Celesti.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

An Empire Grows

Gelati Celesti acquires Boyer's Ice Cream and Coffee.

Posted on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Last week, Gelati Celesti announced its acquisition of Boyer’s Ice Cream and Coffee at 5808 Grove Ave. The family-owned shop has been selling Gelati’s ice cream since its 2008 opening, and will be remodeled and rebranded with the Gelati Celesti name within the next couple months.

In a recent press release, owner Steve Rosser describes the location as an “ideal complement to our other locations across the city.” Boyer’s will operate as usual for the next six to eight weeks.

Gelati Celesti has been churning up some of Richmond’s favorite ice cream in small batches since 1984. Classic flavors include butter pecan, birthday cake and mint chip, and specialties range from Just Ask (peanut butter and Oreo chunks in a white chocolate ice cream) to Blanchard’s Dark as Dark, featuring the local coffee purveyor’s darkest beans.

Oh, and if you haven’t stopped by for the pumpkin gingersnap yet, ignore any inclination that it’s too early for pumpkin and go get yourself a scoop (or two).

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