Harrisburg start-up Urban Churn ice cream shop is closing its stand at the Broad Street Market, owner Adam Brackbill said Thursday on the business’ Facebook page.
Brackbill said financial constraints and the uncertainty of the future led him to decide to shut down the market stand.
“A good business owner must know when to make certain changes, no matter the difficulty of the choice. We have our shop a couple blocks away from the Market and we relied on tourism as well as a certain volume of local employees to keep the stand sustainable. Because of the financial constraints from these times and the uncertainty of what lays ahead, I had to make the decision to close,” he said on Facebook.
There is good news, however. The closure will allow Brackbill to upgrade the shop’s location at 1004 N, Third St., which will soon be able to offer up to 16 flavors of ice cream with the addition of the equipment from the market stand beginning Aug. 12.
Urban Churn will also get new to-go containers and introduce new flavors of smoothies, floats and sundaes.
The store will have new hours and will soon launch a mobile app for customers to order for curbside pickup, and is continuing to offer both pre-orders and walk-up orders.
“Time being, please keep your eyes and ears open for further announcements. I’m excited about these new changes and am grateful to be a part of the community that has and continues to support this humble ice cream shop. If you have any questions, concerns etc, please feel free to reach out!” Brackbill said on Facebook.