30 September, 2022, 10:03

Bella’s Gelato Shoppe sets a date for its Grand Opening

"Can’t wait to see your beautiful faces."

With the extreme heat cookin’ up the streets of Tucson, this grand opening couldn’t come at a better time. Bella’s Gelato Shoppe, which originally debuted as a food truck, is opening up its brick-and-mortar location at 2648 E. Speedway Blvd on Friday, July 2.

Although, if you want to head into the shop earlier, it’ll be open on weekends with limited hours from now until the grand opening celebration.

Bella's Gelato Shoppe

Photo courtesy of Bella’s Gelato Shoppe on Facebook

The shop, which specializes in authentic gelato, sorbetto, and chilly vibes in the desert heat, recently hosted a soft opening in preparation for its grand opening — announcing on Facebook that they’re in the process of tying up some “loose ends.”

“Okay folks, passed the health inspection yesterday with flying colors. Thank you for all your support, patience, and kindness through this crazy year. Can’t wait to see your beautiful faces.”

Bella's Gelato Shoppe

Photo courtesy of Bella’s Gelato Shoppe on Facebook

It’s been a long journey for Bella’s Gelato Shoppe’s owner, Elizabeth Sebring, who purchased the gelato truck back in 2015 from the original owners, Ken Dungey and Lisa Erickson. The shop, which used to be a Baskin-Robbins, was slated to open sometime between September and October 2020, but, like many things, the grand opening was interrupted by the pandemic.

The hours of operation are still in the works, but updates should be coming soon.

Bella’s Gelato Shoppe is located at 2648 E. Speedway Blvd. For more information, follow Bella’s Gelato Shoppe on Facebook or visit bellasgelato.com.

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