Popular Ice Cream Chain Ample Hills Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

DCBaker

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The decision to file for bankruptcy was made before the city shut down all restaurants and bars in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the spokesperson tells Eater, and the bankruptcy — officially filed on Sunday, March 15 — is unrelated to the pandemic. The company, which has 14 locations across New York City, cited extreme delays in the opening of its 15,000-square-foot Red Hook factory, museum, and store as particularly detrimental to the business, according to the bankruptcy court filing.

“Because the factory delays impacted Ample Hills’s expansion strategy, the factory has not been as fully utilized as Ample Hills originally planned, which has led to continuing operating losses,” the filing states.
 

WhatJaneSays

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That spot at Disney Springs they were expanding to could be a great location for something. It's a tad small, but being right next to the AMC I'm sure someone would would find use for it.
 

ajrwdwgirl

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@ajrwdwgirl are you seeing this😮
Thank you ladies for the concern. 😍 I do love their ice cream. I just enjoyed some from the Boardwalk location a couple nights ago and I have a pint and a half here in my freezer at home. This announcement does make me wonder if I need to order more to be delivered to my home as a just in case. Some people may be hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer these days and I might have to start hoarding ice cream!
 

mdcpr

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I love Ample Hills! We've been going to the original one since it opened. Too bad they expanded so quick and couldn't manage it all.
 

Darstarr

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In the Parks
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Thank you ladies for the concern. 😍 I do love their ice cream. I just enjoyed some from the Boardwalk location a couple nights ago and I have a pint and a half here in my freezer at home. This announcement does make me wonder if I need to order more to be delivered to my home as a just in case. Some people may be hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer these days and I might have to start hoarding ice cream!
Hey, I have been going to Stew Leonards and hoarding Dole Whip! (Of course I have been adding Malibu to it but...)
 

The Real Buzz Lightyear

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The decision to file for bankruptcy was made before the city shut down all restaurants and bars in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the spokesperson tells Eater, and the bankruptcy — officially filed on Sunday, March 15 — is unrelated to the pandemic. The company, which has 14 locations across New York City, cited extreme delays in the opening of its 15,000-square-foot Red Hook factory, museum, and store as particularly detrimental to the business, according to the bankruptcy court filing.

“Because the factory delays impacted Ample Hills’s expansion strategy, the factory has not been as fully utilized as Ample Hills originally planned, which has led to continuing operating losses,” the filing states.
Dang that really sucks.
 
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