ALEXANDRIA, VA – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has filed the paperwork necessary to take over the space at 102 S. Patrick Street when long-time coffee shop, Misha’s heads around the corner to 917 King Street.
This will be the 11th scoop shop for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, which is an artisan ice cream company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with national distribution in over 1,500 high-end groceries and markets nationwide, as well as through mail order.
According to the plans given to the City, there will be no changes made to the property, other than adding ice cream freezers.
Company founder Jeni Britton Bauer founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002, and has been making ice creams professionally for two decades. Before that, she studied art, worked in a bakery, and had a serious hobby blending perfumes and collecting essential oils.
Her ahead-of-the-trend vision—using whole ingredients and dairy from grass-pastured cows, rather than synthetic flavorings and commodity ice cream mix—coupled with inspired flavors sparked the artisan ice cream movement more than a decade before it would become a top food trend. Jeni is a James Beard Award-winning author of two cookbooks and has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business.