January 30, 2019
Philly Flavors, the local ice cream chain, appears to have closed its four locations around the city.
There’s been no formal announcement from the ice cream shop, which began selling frozen treats in 2004, but three of the four phone numbers for its locations have been disconnected.
The news was first reported by Philly Chit Chat over the weekend.
CBS Philly reported earlier Wednesday that all four locations are closed for business, and that all four phones were disconnected.
But as of 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, the phone number listed on the Yelp page for the East Passyunk Philly Flavors still rang — although no one answered PhillyVoice's call seeking more information — and the Yelp page for the East Passyunk location doesn’t list the location as closed, unlike the Washington Square West, Fairmount, and Center City locations.
Interestingly, Google Maps currently lists the East Passyunk, Washington Square West, and Center City locations as permanently closed, but not the Fairmount location.
If this is indeed the end for Philly Flavors, the news adds to a rough few months for ice cream lovers in Philadelphia.
The city’s world-famous gelato shop, Capogiro, closed its three gelateria locations and its pizzeria on Dec. 9 after 16 years in business, in large part because of a February 2018 fire.