Gannonâ??s Isle officially opened its new, year-round location in downtown Syracuse on Monday morning.
"We are excited to be a part of whatâ??s happening here," said Eileen Gannon, owner of Gannonâ??s Isle, in a media release. "Downtown is up and coming, something we saw firsthand last summer when we tried out carts here. The carts were a big hit, so our next step was to bring a full-service option to Downtown Syracuse."
Gannonâ??s Isle third shop is located in Deyâ??s Plaza near the intersection of South Salina Street and East Jefferson Street, about a block from the Landmark Theatre.
"We are thrilled to welcome Gannonâ??s Isle to Downtown Syracuse," said Merike Treier, executive director of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse. "The renewed energy in Downtown Syracuse can be seen with longtime local businesses like Gannonâ??s making a commitment to the city center."
Gannonâ??s Isle is the 14th new retail business to open in downtown Syracuse in the past year. Over the past two years, the 100 block of East Jefferson has welcomed CafÃ© Kubal, Jolime Fresh Garden CafÃ© and other local businesses.
â??Opening a permanent Gannonâ??s location on Jefferson Street is the cherry on top of the great development happening in Downtown Syracuse,â?? said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. â??We are excited to scoop them up and bring them into downtown. Their presence will be a boon to business and a telltale sign of the ongoing success of our redevelopment efforts."
Gannonâ??s Isle features a rotating selection of over 200 ice cream flavors, including a special downtown-themed flavor called Downtown Turnaround.
Gannonâ??s Isle ice cream is homemade at its Valley Drive location.
The downtown location is open Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Gannonâ??s Isle has two other locations: 1525 Valley Drive and 4800 McDonald Road on Onondaga Hill.