Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Village Sundaes, Where Ice Cream Makes Smiles!

Scott Amon and Lisa Siebens are the owners of Village Sundaes, located at 27 Main Street, Blairstown, next to the Friday the 13th Museum.

The shop is all about their favorite treat. “During the pandemic when everyone was out of work, we would take walks in town. We grew up here and decided Blairstown needs an ice cream shop. My friend had this spot for rent so we decided to go into business together.” Amon said.

Village Sundeas has an old world charm with plenty of outdoor seating. “The shop evokes a feeling of nostalgia, back in the day when you could go out to the local ice cream parlor to cool off and chat with friends.” Siebens cheerfully said.

Village Sundaes carries eight hard ice creams flavors including treats for gluten-free and vegan customers.

Photo collage by MB Journe Aug. 2022

They also have soft serve ice cream. “Come by for a twist.
“Most kids want a big waffle cone and their usual topping is gummy bears.” Amon snickers.

The ice cream flavors change with the season including their current vegan pineapple soft serve that is so delicious. They make their own ice cream sandwiches, custom ice cream pies and the old fashion push up pops. Try a gourmet soda, shake or sundaes, cup or cone.

The sound of classic rock music fills the shop. Amon has always been into music. He’s been to hundreds of Grateful Dead shows. They plan to have acoustics performances sometime in the future.

Happy patrons… Photo by MB Journe, Aug. 2022

“We encourage our customers to sit in our lawn chairs and slow down. There is a bucket of board games in our entrance way, play some checkers. Kids of today need to get off their tablets.“ Amon stated.

A happy neighbor cat greets all visitors to the outdoor lounge and accepts creamy tips. Photo by D. L. Dunn, 2022

Interesting enough the couple met 12 years ago at the Blairstown Inn. They both were on Facebook and saw a post about a reunion for anyone who graduated from North Warren High School. The Inn was packed, they met, reminisced about their school days and now they are engaged, the rest is history.

This business is sweet and so is Village Sundaes, open Thursday and Friday 3:00pm to 8:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm to 8:00pm; and, Sundays 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Check out their website – https://www.villagesundaes.com/ and their Facebook and Instagram page.

Yelens Choban
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

My name is Marybeth Journe, I feel blessed to be living in this part of New Jersey. I have enjoyed this community taking advantage of the lakes and woods. Always supporting the local businesses that make this my home. As a local artist myself, I know many of our residence if not by name, at least by sight. I feel comfortable interviewing others. I have worked for The Paulinskill Valley Chronical where I provided articles, photographs and billing. I consider myself an artist, journalist, naturalist, gardener and a teacher for the YMCA Camp Mason. I look forward to the work ahead