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Penny Ice Creamery Coming to Capitola

The ice cream is made from locally grown products and represents the variety of fruits and vegetables grown in Northern California.

Penny Ice Creamery will open a scoop shop in Capitola on January 19 if things go according to plan.  “That’s what we’re shooting for,” said cofounder Zachary Davis.  “That’s what is on the calendar.”

Penny Ice Creamery is the brainchild of chef Kendra Baker and Davis.  They opened their first store in Santa Cruz in at 913 Cedar Street in August 2010.  The Santa Cruz location is well supported by the community.

“We’ve done something that’s pretty cool, and pretty special and certainly the community has responded in a positive way so it feels good,” said Davis. 

Davis believes the Capitola store will get the same level of community support as the Santa Cruz location because many customers are traveling from Capitola, Soquel, Aptos and other communities to get ice cream at Penny in Santa Cruz.

“It never gets boring because there’s always something new, but I think the flavor that has blown me away is Roasted Barley,” said Davis.  “It’s so different yet so delicious.”

For those wishing to truly test the limits of ice cream flavors there is the pint-of-the-month club.  “We told them (people who signed up for pint-of-the-month) up front this isn’t for the faint of heart,” said Davis.  “It’s for people who really want to be adventurous.”

The new store will be located at 820 41st Avenue.

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David Housings January 03, 2013 at 09:19 PM
I'm a bit confused. Isn't the 800 block of 41st Street outside of the Capitola boundaries, thus making the creamery in Santa Cruz, not Capitola?
Kinyl January 03, 2013 at 09:33 PM
While I'm looking forward to the Penny Ice Creamery, I wasn't aware that Capitola's boundaries stretched that far. Isn't that actually Santa Cruz?
Jacob Bourne January 04, 2013 at 02:35 AM
You guys are right. The border is up at the O'Neill surf shop. So technically this is Santa Cruz. But at least it's much closer than going to downtown Santa Cruz.
Kinyl January 06, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Got that right! Just a hop, skip and jump up the hill or up 41st. Looking forward to it... but who said to report it as being Capitola? Surely, their business license is not City, but County or Santa Cruz?

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