We have an ICE CREAM PARLOR in our neighborhood! I know you’re excited; everybody is! Especially the kids. Samuel Marquez has brought his 1950s style and his Coke collection to Beacon Hill. He could have picked many other places, but we scored. Perhaps it was the historic black tile on the front facade of the building or the large windows streaming sun into the shop. The red leather booths are comfortable and the Coke memorabilia is impressive and growing all the time. He just bought four metal stools this morning. But enough about coke, he has all of the traditional ice cream parlor fare, including cones, milk-shakes and banana splits from his 12 flavors. He also has traditional Mexican shaved ice, pure fruit, along with juices made from fruit. He buys a lot of fruit and is picky about the quality of fruit. The smoothies are delicious and come in a small size too. Everything is fresh. And for adults who may not be in the mood for ice cream, the shop features nachos, Frito pies and bacon wrapped hot dogs. The 1950s music is coming soon. He’s decided to stay open every day to see how the neighbors respond, so go over there and get a shake made the old-fashioned way with a loud blender. Once again, I find myself saying how lucky are we? Support our local businesses and keep our neighborhood unique.
Business Spotlight: Lu Lu’s Classic 1727 Blanco. Open daily 10am–9pm