Mayday celebrates grand opening at St. Augustine midtown location

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On July 21, Mayday Handcrafted Ice Creams, a locally owned ice cream shop, celebrated the grand opening of its ninth location at Mayday Midtown, 1765 Tree Blvd., Unit 5, St. Augustine.

“We closed the original 312 location because it didn’t have adequate seating to serve our customers,” explained Stephen DiMare, owner of Mayday Handcrafted Ice Creams and its sister-company, Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops. “In this newly-renovated location at midtown, we will have a huge selection of seating inside and outside on our brand new patio. And the outside is very pet friendly.”

Mayday Handcrafted Ice Creams offers classic ice cream flavors with a modern twist such as Queen Salted Caramel, Cookie Crush, Triple Vanilla, Blueberry Toast Crunch, Mint Monster, Coffee + Donuts and Ice Box Lemon, as well as non-dairy options like Pistachio Moon, Almond Butter Chocolate and Strawberry Mint Sorbet.

The Mayday midtown location is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Mayday has grown quite quickly in its first few years here, but in some ways our company has been ready for this movement because of our experience growing The Hyppo,” said DiMare. “It’s really exciting to be creating and serving a product that has resonated with so many people. Mayday is all about the intersection of quality and fun. We combine the highest quality ingredients in ways that are fresh, whimsical and approachable. Ice cream is a long-standing tradition, so we want to make sure we have something to please the die-hard vanilla-only crowd as well as someone looking to be delighted by new and different flavors.”

As for the future of Mayday, DiMare said he would love to see the brand continue to grow into new markets, bringing more people into the artisan ice cream experience

“Our mission is to create an environment for our customers to share their small triumphs, their sunny Saturdays, and even their gloomy afternoons,” he said. “A great ice cream shop can really win the day!”

Mayday Handcrafted Ice Creams’ locations include midtown St. Augustine, downtown St. Augustine, Lakeland, Jacksonville San Marco, Jacksonville Beach and Jacksonville Riverside. Mayday offers handcrafted ice creams and homemade delicacies such as sprinkles and waffle cones, as well as to-go pints.

Mayday also operates the Mayday Ice Cream Truck, available for residents to purchase handcrafted frozen treats throughout St. Johns, Duval, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

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