An ice cream parlour celebrated its opening weekend in style with a VIP launch.
Gallone’s, located on the ground floor of the recently refurbished Symington Building in Adam and Eve Street, Harborough, welcomed more than 150 guests for its launch, including business owners and dignitaries.
Glasses of prosecco and dozens of ice cream samples were given to guests while live music played in the background.
It is the first business to open at the Symington Building – the home of Harborough Council – with two others due to open later this year.
Opening up space to retail use is one of the key elements of the council’s plan to maximise its assets.
The grand opening to the public on the Saturday was helped by the sunny weather.
Owner Aldo Gallone said: “We were delighted at the first few days we had in Harborough. The launch was certainly a good omen for the weekend to come and we are sure local people will continue to enjoy our ice creams.”
The Gallones have been making and selling ice cream across the UK since 1895 and have been based in Northampton for 79 years.
Mr Gallone says the new location in Harborough was chosen due to the town’s historical charm and reputation for supporting independent businesses.
It has also launched a new ice cream sundae called the Corset Buster to celebrate the heritage of the corset industry in Harborough.
The businesses is based in the former social club room of the R & WH Symington corset factory.
Mr Gallone added: “Keep your eyes peeled for some new flavours as well as the old favourites.”
The parlour is open seven days a week. For more details visit www.gallones.co.uk.