Scoop N Scootery Ice Cream Delivery has been vocal on social media about its effort to find a permanent storefront, and the Somerville-based mobile company shared yesterday that it will be temporarily closed as it negotiates a lease.
Reached via email, founder Austin Crittenden told Eater he's not ready to share more details at this time. "We've finally set our sights on a very promising candidate," he noted. "Don't want to give too much away until the deal is official but things are looking good!"
The ice cream and frozen yogurt delivery service came about in 2012 when Crittenden, then a Tufts student, decided such a thing should exist — and it relaunched in 2014 with a business plan and proper permitting. (Its origin story was documented this past June on Boston Magazine's The Feed blog.) For the past year, Crittenden and his small staff have delivered gourmet sundaes within a two-mile radius of its home base, as well as operated sporadically as a parked food truck and event caterer.
In August, Scoop N Scootery announced it was looking for a permanent home with a desire to stay in the Somerville area. "Somerville we love you so but as far as available retail property goes you are a barren wasteland," the company lamented on August 25.
Via email today, Crittenden wouldn't confirm if the "very promising candidate" is in Somerville or a surrounding town, but he did say the process of finding a permanent home has been "very stressful but thrilling."