Couple brings old-fashioned ice cream to Denver
DENVER – Kristy and Jimmy Pressley were tired of taking Sunday-night trips to Lincolnton for ice cream.
So last summer, the Pressleys decided they wanted to start something new. On Saturday, March 24, they’ll share their new tradition with the Denver community when they open Cookies N Creme, located at 117 N. Pilot Knob Road.
Iron Station residents of more than 10 years, the Pressleys thought there was something missing in Denver.
“Every Sunday we would say, ‘We should do this in Denver,’” Kristy Pressley said. “We decided we wanted to switch things up. Right here at 16 and 73, there’s no old-fashioned style ice cream place where you can go get a cone, sit down and hang out.”
Starting their own small business didn’t seem like too big of a task for the Pressleys, since Jimmy owns his erosion and landscaping business, Carolinas Landworks.
“He’s just an entrepreneur anyway, so we just thought it was time for another business adventure,” Kristy Pressley said.
Their new, 2,000 square foot adventure will include 48 flavors of Hershey’s Premium Gold ice cream, as well as smoothies, iced coffee, milkshakes and homemade cakes.
They’ll also let customers build their own cookie sandwiches and will host birthday parties.
Cookies N Creme will be open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays noon to 10 p.m. Prices will range anywhere from $2 to $8.
“We just want families to come in, relax, have some ice cream and maybe play a game of checkers,” Kristy Pressley said.
For more information, call Cookies N Creme at 704-820-2855 or go to www.facebook.com/pages/Cookies-N-Creme/243110409109813.