Many were shocked when 402 Creamery (402creamery.com) announced on April 10 that they would be leaving the Historic Haymarket. Their Facebook post stated, “We have some bittersweet news… our time in the Haymarket is coming to a close. BUT, we won’t be too far away at our new location in the Telegraph District.”
402 Creamery closed its Haymarket location on April 16 and opened its Telegraph location on April 21.
Since moving to the Telegraph District, 402 Creamery has noticed a change in its customers. Free parking is available and there is outside seating in front of The Mill Tea and Coffee. 402 Creamery now has a bigger dining area for people to spread out and enjoy the colorful atmosphere. Mannix mentioned people are more inclined to sit inside and enjoy their sweet treat.
“[We’re] trying to make the best ice cream we can, while providing the best customer service that we can,” Mannix said. “We’re not buying other people’s ice cream and scooping it here.”
“We’re doing the entire process from start to finish,” Mannix said. “We’re creating unique flavors that people enjoy and [are] just trying to create an environment where you can get ice cream.”
Some fan-favorite flavors include “Tiger Stripes,” a cream cheese ice cream with pieces of Oreo cookies and caramel swirls, and “Triple Threat,” a sweet cream ice cream with chunks of monster cookie dough, funfetti cookie dough and chocolate chip cookie dough.
“We do a collaboration month in which all five of our flavors showcase an ingredient that is from another small business,” shared Mannix. “It’s just really fun to showcase other small businesses. [Small businesses in Lincoln are] doing some incredible stuff, and not everyone knows about them. Hopefully we can bring some awareness to them by using an ingredient from them.”
Mannix strives to partner with neighboring businesses to create out-of-the-box flavors that Lincolnites look forward to every month.
402 Creamery is open Sunday through Wednesday from noon to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.
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