Hampden Hawker: I thought they were called snowballs.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

I thought they were called snowballs.

I guess it's the heat. Hawker has known this for a while and just forgot to post about it!

A tipster reminded me:

Rita's Water Ice is coming to Hampden. (The website says coming soon.) I know it's a chain, but it seems like they might do well in Hampden & Hawker's not going to pretend that she hasn't had a Rita's in her life. Plus, it's not on The Avenue. (Hawker is a firm supporter of Indy Hampden--a move to protect independent businesses on The Avenue.) They're taking the spot next to the dry cleaner's at 41st & Falls. The sign is up and they are clearly preparing the interior space as shown by equipment, ladders, and such.


At 10:07 PM, Blogger lala_lisa said...

Water Ice and snowballs are different. Water ice is what we call Italian ice in Delaware and Philadelphia. Maybe parts of New Jersey, too?

At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Waldelfe said...

Good Job!: )

At 6:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

rita's truly does sell happiness. i for one am all for it.

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay! Chains!

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Justin said...


At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a few established chains might actually help the indies actually stay in business

At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD! I was just thinking to myself the other day how well a Rita's would do in Hampden!

Yeah, when I first moved to Philly from NY I was like, um, "Ice is water and water is ice, so what the hell is water ice?" Yum.

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FREE Italian Ice all day today, and not a skimpy cup either! YUM, check it out. I had Key Lime flavor, dee-lish.

At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

know what else might help local retailer indy businesses stay in business?

economic policies from someone else besides republicans.


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