Soon, you won’t have to scream for Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream. It will just be here. It’s been a long winter awaiting the fan favorite local ice cream company to finish its Redmond location, the first of its kind on the Eastside. But the end is near. The company announced that it will start serving scoops at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 8. If you’re a kiddo (or have them) listen up! Eastside kids (age 12 and under) can order any scoop for free from 3-5 p.m.on opening day.
The new Molly Moon’s location is housed in the historic Redmond State Bank building. The open kitchen format of the new shop will allow visitors to see the ice cream making process, from scratch ingredients to creamy scoops.
“Whether steeping the organic lavender and tea, or infusing the milk and cream with Stumptown Coffee’s Holler Mountain roast in a cold infusion, or making our addictive hot fudge and lemon curd sauces, I want the public to see the passion that goes into every flavor our talented culinary staff is producing,” said owner Molly Moon Neitzel in a statement.
While the Redmond location will be the first Molly Moon’s outside of Seattle city limits, it’s not exactly new to the neighborhood. Molly Moon’s blue-hued truck has sold sweets around the Eastside for years. In summer 2015, it was parked outside the Redmond shop before it was remodeled.
Molly Moon’s landed in Redmond in part because Neitzel liked the city’s “historic, yet burgeoning business feel.” But it was Ben Friedman, co-owner of Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shops, who called her up and asked if she’d like to be the sandwich company’s neighbor at the historic Redmond State Bank building. After years of searching, she had found the perfect Eastside space.