TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2021) – Chill Bros. Ice Cream will celebrate the grand opening of its new location at Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel (1207 S. Howard Ave.) on Friday, Dec. 3. Located streetside on the ground floor of the popular 137-room, culinary-themed hotel, Chill Bros. at Epicurean will be the Tampa-based company’s third scoop shop, adding to its locations in Ybor City and South Tampa. The local company was launched by the Chillura brothers, who find passion in developing all-natural, American-style ice cream made from scratch. The ice cream shop uses only the finest ingredients and features a wide variety of made-from-scratch ice creams, mix-ins, toppings, candies, sauces, waffle cones and baked goods. A “super chill” spot to stop in anytime to relax and enjoy a tasty treat, Chill Bros. at Epicurean will be open seven days a week, opening at noon each day and closing at 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, at 9 p.m. Sunday, and at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“At Epicurean, we’re all about food and fun, so we’re thrilled to partner with Chill Bros., whose dedication to quality and creativity mixes so sweetly with ours,” said Shawn Routten, General Manager of the Epicurean Hotel. “We know our hotel guests and area neighbors will join us in giving a warm welcome to this cool local company.”
Helping create the shop’s signature laid-back vibe, the sidewalk of the shop will be lined with crisp white tables and signature blue Chill Bros. umbrellas, while inside, original work by famed local muralist Chad Mize will bring the interior to life with an array of colorful characters.
Epicurean will also house the company’s new production facility, the heart of Chill Bros., where all the ice cream is mixed, frozen and packed on site. The full-service pastry and ice cream kitchen is visible from the hotel scoop shop and Howard Avenue, giving a front row seat to the team of pastry chefs creating every sauce, infusion, baked good, candy and mix-in that goes into their scratch made ice cream.
“Opening a third scoop shop at Epicurean is very exciting, and having it house our production facility is the cherry on top,” said Maximilian Chillura, owner of Chill Bros. “This is where all the magic happens.”
Staple Chill Bros. ice cream flavors include Belgian brownie; brown-butter praline-pecan; double down Oreo; peanut butter cup; Tampa banana; and orange creamsicle, to name a few. House made vegan ice cream and fresh baked cookies will also be served.
About Epicurean Hotel
Located in the stylish Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, Florida, the food-focused Epicurean Hotel features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar signature restaurant; EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; Chill Bros. Scoop Shop; and 5,200-square feet of flexible event space. The Epicurean Hotel was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is the first newly constructed hotel property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR). EpicureanHotel.com
About Mainsail Lodging & Development
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Founded by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com