Betty Ringer, a Sylvan Thirty ice cream shop known for experimenting with offbeat flavors, has officially closed up shop.
The creamery lasted just 15 months in the space. It had fallen behind in rent and was locked out by the landlord, according to the Dallas Observer. Proprietor Stephen Smith posted on Betty Ringer’s Instagram account last Friday, “I had to say goodnight to my lovely shop today....This was the hardest I’ve ever worked in my life, and I enjoyed every second of it. I’ll be back again, somewhere, sometime.”
Smith told D Magazine he didn’t get the foot traffic he needed to stay afloat, despite a solid contingent of fans. “What I will miss the most are all the customers who came in and stepped out of their ice cream comfort zone and tried new and interesting flavors,” he said. Those flavors included ube, vanilla matcha, and sweet corn & blackberry jam, plus varieties infused with black licorice or goat cheese.
Smith, a trained chocolatier, says fans can expect another iteration of Betty Ringer in the future with unique flavor combinations.
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