Ice cream lovers rejoice! J.P. Licks is headed to Wellesley Square next spring at 63 Central St., where The Body Shop is currently situated.
(I like this company already: Asked them a direct question, got a direct answer.)
J.P. Licks started in Jamaica Plain in 1981 and has expanded to Newbury Street in Boston, Newton Centre and Harvard Square among other locations. The business is known for incorporating a neighborhood feel into its stores and for its colorful staffers. (We just visited the one in Harvard Square, which features “grass” wallpaper that has the feel of the outside of a pinata.)
Of course nobody does just one thing anymore and that’s true of J.P. Licks, which sells coffee, cakes, pies and frozen yogurt in addition to its signature homemade ice cream, which comes in lots of unique flavors, including Wild Turkey Bourbon this fall.
J.P. Licks would provide an alternative to other ice cream shops in town, including White Mountain Creamery, Truly Yogurt and Lobelia, which took over for Brigham’s. Gelato Cafe closed down suddenly in September in Linden Square.
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