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The Gelato Fiasco Opens Portland Store

The Gelato Fiasco’s sparkling new store is now open at 425 Fore Street in Portland.

The Gelato Fiasco Portland features a rotating selection of thirty flavors of gelato and sorbetto made fresh daily from a master recipe collection of more than 1,000 flavors. The store also offers slow-poured coffee, a full espresso bar, and a variety of fancy desserts, such as Salted Caramel Sundaes and Cookie Panini gelato sandwiches.

“We are very happy to have moved to the big city and to be part of the dessert renaissance in the Old Port,” co-founder Joshua Davis, 29, said. “It is our hope that The Gelato Fiasco Portland will be a place for the community to gather in a comfortable, cozy setting and explore the artistry of our gelato and espresso drinks.”

The store is the young company’s second company-owned location. Davis and co-founder Bruno Tropeano, 28, opened The Gelato Fiasco Flagship Store in downtown Brunswick in the summer of 2007.

The Portland store offers indoor seating, board games for customers, and wireless internet access. A window allows customers a peek into the kitchen. In the spring, outdoor seating will be available on the Fore Street terrace.

“Our store was supposed to open several weeks ago, but as you might expect, getting gelato cases custom-built in Italy is unpredictable,” Davis said. “We had to wait for them to be built, put on a plane, imported through U.S. Customs, and re-built here. But the result was worth it: a stunning stage for our flavors and servers.”

Like the Flagship Store in Brunswick, the store offers the Frozen Code, which provides customers a 1 percent discount off gelato dishes for every degree below freezing outside all winter long. The colder it gets, the more customers save.

The store is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Flavors can be viewed each afternoon at gelatofiasco.com.

ABOUT THE GELATO FIASCO: Founded in 2007 by two 24-year-old food-loving entrepreneurs, The Gelato Fiasco is a privately held retail and wholesale creator of unique artisanal gelato and sorbetto products. The Gelato Fiasco makes its gelato and sorbetto from scratch with Maine milk, natural cane sugar, and real fruits, nuts, and confections at the company’s stores in Brunswick and Portland, Maine. In addition to its stores, the brand is also available at more than 140 partner locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The Gelato Fiasco strongly believes in supporting local organizations and taking part in activities that enhance the communities it serves. It is located online at gelatofiasco.com.

 

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