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Beloved Brooklyn Ice Cream Brand Van Leeuwen Is Setting Up Shop in Dallas

Plus, another Jeni’s opens and more DFW dining intel 

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One of NYC’s most-hyped ice cream shops will open up an outpost in Dallas. CultureMap Dallas reports that Van Leeuwen will move into the space at 3699 McKinney Avenue in West Village, formerly occupied by Paciugo Gelato. The plan is to open up the Van Leeuwen Dallas shop by early 2022.

Van Leeuwen is known for its obsession with simple ingredients and fancy flavors like honeycomb or bourbon cherries jubilee. The brand made waves this summer with a limited-edition Kraft Mac and Cheese ice cream, which turned out to be surprisingly good.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams opens a second Dallas location

Speaking of pricey ice cream shops, Ohio-born Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams just opened a scoop shop at Prestonwood Place in Addison. The grand opening happened on Thursday, October 28 at 5290 Belt Line Road, Suite 112B. Jeni’s, known for flavors like brambleberry crisp and pumpkin cake roll, opened its first Dallas location in Deep Ellum earlier this year.

A Japanese department store is headed to Frisco

Teso Life, a store selling imported Japanese lifestyle products and snacks, is eyeing another location in the Dallas area. Community Impact reports that the Japanese department store will move into the Frisco Ranch shopping center, occupying 10,000 square feet. Teso Life is currently open in Carrollton Town Center, selling treats like white chocolate-wrapped strawberries and sour plum fruit jerky.

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