Original Carvel shop serves up final ...

Original Carvel shop serves up final cones

There are 35 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 6, 2008, titled Original Carvel shop serves up final cones. In it, Newsday reports that:

The original Carvel shop was serving its last cones yesterday, more than seven decades after becoming the suburban New York birthplace of an ice cream empire.

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Tony

Bronx, NY

#21 Oct 6, 2008
I can still remember having my first fight at a Carvel when I was around 10. With around 25 other kids watching I smashed my vanilla cone over the big bullies head and he must of gotten a brain freeze, then I beat his butt and good to the cheers of all the other ice cream eating kids... memories...
dom

Lebanon, MO

#22 Oct 6, 2008
Can remember riding my bike to the one in Rockville Centre, probably sometime around 1955 or so. What a different world it was then.
Outsider

Dallas, TX

#23 Oct 6, 2008
Outsider wrote:
Years ago, Carvel was a nice family run company. It's now a large corporation and has lost its original charm. Carvel over expanded outside of the NorthEast too quickly, agressively selling franchises that failed virtually ovenight. They screwed their franchisees by selling ice cream cakes in grocery stores in the same markets. It's all about corporate money now.
When Carvel arrived for the first time in the Dallas area a couple of years ago, I thought it would take off. There are a lot of people here from the East Coast that grew up eating Carvel. Out of more than a dozen stores, only 3 remain open in North Texas. And yes; Kroger and Walmart stores here carry the Carvel ice cream cakes. Of course, it didn’t help that a couple of soft serve cones set you back nearly $7.00. Unfortunately, most Texans never heard of Carvel, and with so many other ice cream chains in the area, most stores closed their doors after only a short time of operating
lactose intolerant

Milford, CT

#24 Oct 6, 2008
Got Lactaid?
George M

Phoenix, AZ

#25 Oct 6, 2008
As a youngster growing up in NYC, I remember my parents taking me to the Carvel shop somewhere in the mid 70's on Broadway. I always got the same thing; a Brown Bonnet, made right on the spot by dipping the vanilla ice cream right into the warm chocolate syrup. Man, that was livin'!

Yet another reminder of how life has changed since then...and not for the better.
Make Way

Brooklyn, NY

#26 Oct 7, 2008
...for a dippin dots or cold stone ice cream store. Welcome to the 21 st century. NEXT....!!!!!!
liner

Bronx, NY

#27 Oct 7, 2008
Make Way wrote:
...for a dippin dots or cold stone ice cream store. Welcome to the 21 st century. NEXT....!!!!!!
Cold Stone.....now THAT was an annoying experience the first(and only) time I went there. They asked me like 35 questions about what I wanted and how I wanted it. Every answer I gave was met by more questions. Expensive, too. Forget it.
NYStateOfMind

Ridgewood, NY

#28 Oct 7, 2008
Make Way wrote:
...for a dippin dots or cold stone ice cream store. Welcome to the 21 st century. NEXT....!!!!!!
Dippin' Dots???...If that had ANY flavor. I'll pass...

Cold Stone? In a word: O-V-E-R-P-R-I-C-E-D...
MR SOFTEE

Charlotte, NC

#29 Oct 7, 2008
Looks like Fudgepacker the Whale and Cookie Pussie will be relegated to the scrape heap of gay icon memories. Where will Jamie's two mommies go for their birthday ice cream cake?:(
Badtothebone

Rockville, MD

#31 Oct 7, 2008
Tony wrote:
I can still remember having my first fight at a Carvel when I was around 10. With around 25 other kids watching I smashed my vanilla cone over the big bullies head and he must of gotten a brain freeze, then I beat his butt and good to the cheers of all the other ice cream eating kids... memories...


I remember a fight I got into in McDonalds with a stupid schwoogie. He screwed up my order then laughed about it. This was about 12 years ago when I was 48. He ran the drive-up window and later was sweeping the floors. I told him to do a good job because that was the only type of work he was capable of. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA stupid schwoogie. I wonder what that chimp is doing now?
Barney Frank

Charlotte, NC

#33 Oct 7, 2008
Badtothebone wrote:
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I remember a fight I got into in McDonalds with a stupid schwoogie. He screwed up my order then laughed about it. This was about 12 years ago when I was 48. He ran the drive-up window and later was sweeping the floors. I told him to do a good job because that was the only type of work he was capable of. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA stupid schwoogie. I wonder what that chimp is doing now?
I remember back in the 70's when I ordered a latte at a DC coffee shoppe. The guy, dressed in flamboyant colors filled my cup and took my money but apparently forgot how much I gave him. He asked "did you give me a 3 dollar bill? I picked up an eclair a beat the cream out of him.

“Life's A Beach”

Since: Jun 07

Pompano Beach

#34 Oct 7, 2008
liner wrote:
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Cold Stone.....now THAT was an annoying experience the first(and only) time I went there. They asked me like 35 questions about what I wanted and how I wanted it. Every answer I gave was met by more questions. Expensive, too. Forget it.
I tried them 1 time and I also found it a very annoying & expensive experience. I'll just stick to Publix Premium Ice Cream. Good flavors at a resonable price.

“Life's A Beach”

Since: Jun 07

Pompano Beach

#35 Oct 7, 2008
Badtothebone wrote:
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I remember a fight I got into in McDonalds with a stupid schwoogie. He screwed up my order then laughed about it. This was about 12 years ago when I was 48. He ran the drive-up window and later was sweeping the floors. I told him to do a good job because that was the only type of work he was capable of. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA stupid schwoogie. I wonder what that chimp is doing now?
You know the saying.....they screw you at the drive thru.
I remember, a few years ago, McDonalds messed up someone's order at the drive thru. The woman came into the store and beat up the manager.
Badtothebone

Rockville, MD

#36 Oct 8, 2008
Pompano Beach Gail wrote:
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You know the saying.....they **** at the drive thru.
I remember, a few years ago, McDonalds messed up someone's order at the drive thru. The woman came into the store and beat up the manager.


I can believe it. I had a bad day at work and then drive to McDondalds to get dinner for the family. When I got home, everyone had theirs but me! I had to go back and this jerk laughed about screwing up the order.

“Life's A Beach”

Since: Jun 07

Pompano Beach

#37 Oct 8, 2008
Badtothebone wrote:
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I can believe it. I had a bad day at work and then drive to McDondalds to get dinner for the family. When I got home, everyone had theirs but me! I had to go back and this jerk laughed about screwing up the order.
If you have the receipt, report it to McDonald's HQ. They'll let you know if it is a corporate store or a franchise. If the latter, request info on contacting the owner.
Consider it a learning experience. Never drive away without checking the contents of the bag. And don't let them bully you into driving forward. Stay put until you are satisfied your order is correct.

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