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Popsicle shop in the works on 44th Street in former Unitea space

Posted on 28 February 2012

Unitea
Vacant storefront at 265 S. 44th St.
(archive photo)

A popsicle shop is planning to open soon at 265 S. 44th Street in the vacant space formerly occupied by Unitea coffee & tea shop.

Local resident Jeanne Chang is going to open Lil’ Pop Shop in early April if licensing and inspections go as planned. Chang lives right around the corner from the shop and says she’s very excited about opening in West Philly. The shop is planning to sell artisan popsicles with rotating seasonal flavors using local dairy and produce. We’ll keep you posted on the progress.

This part of 44th street features three other businesses – Tampopo, Local 44 and recently opened Honest Tom’s Taco Shop.

10 Comments For This Post

  1. Jakey Says:

    Yes! Our very own Loco Pops style place! Finally!

  2. Katie Says:

    You know if Chang has any website’s or facebook pages set up for her shop yet? Any way that I could get in touch with her?

    Thanks!

  3. 46th Says:

    Yum! how exciting!

  4. Jeanne Says:

    @Jakey-love locopops! Lived in Durham for five years.
    @Katie-you can contact me at changjeannej@yahoo.com thanks!

  5. Stacie Says:

    Mmmmmmm sounds fantastic, and just in time for Spring/Summer! I live in West Philly and have been looking for a great (and cold) sweet treat to get for my daughter on warm days. I hate going to Ritas because it isn’t walkable and prefer to spend my money on small local shops. Thanks Jeanne!

  6. shazoooo! Says:

    totally intrigued! I can’t wait!

  7. Franklin Says:

    I know that they neighborhood is fearful of the types of vandals and hoodlums who frequent popsicle stands. You may be familiar with popular thuggish phrases like “Let’s blow this popsicle stand.”

    Just a word of caution to those in the area.

  8. Joan Says:

    I live right next door!!!! I hope they won’t be too expensive since I’ll probably be there everyday in the summer… :)

  9. shazoooo! Says:

    Lilly what does this have to do with popcicles and tacos?

  10. Maddie Says:

    I moved to this part of West Philly two years ago. It’s been wonderful to see the town transforming and this new addition next to toms is sure to be a hit!

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