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Virginia Beach Store Opening Announcement


Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Giving Out Free Scoops to Celebrate Virginia Beach Store Opening
Mayor Dyer to Perform Ribbon Cutting of New Ice Cream Store on May 24th


Richmond, Virginia – May 16, 2019 – Gelati Celesti Ice Cream will open its first Virginia Beach location at 754 First Colonial Road in the Hilltop West Shopping Center on May 24, 2019. The celebration will kick off at noon with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Mayor Dyer and then the ice cream store will offer a free scoop to all customers.

"We’re so excited to open our new store in Hilltop and are delighted that Mayor Dyer will be leading the ribbon cutting ceremony,” said Steve Rosser, owner and president. “City officials, the Retail Alliance and our new neighbors have been tremendously welcoming, and as a way of introducing ourselves to the community, we’re giving away ice cream 12:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.,” continued Rosser. “We invite everyone come meet our team, indulge in our ice cream and enjoy a few moments of joy.” 

Gelati Celesti, a well-established brand in the Richmond market, is known for its artisanal, small-batch ice cream. Along with popular flavors like Chocolate Decadence and Salted Caramel, the new store is debuting Sea Turtle, a special opening day flavor of chocolate, almonds and sea salt. The Virginia Beach store will offer the complete menu of 24 house favorites and hundreds of rotating specials that showcase both classic and unique flavor profiles, as well as ice cream cakes, pies and cookies.

Following the grand opening ceremony, the new Hilltop location will be open 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 12 p.m.- 11 pm. Friday and Saturday.


About Gelati Celesti

Gelati Celesti was established in 1984 as a collaboration between father and son. Peter Edmonds and his father, John, opened the business with one location in Richmond, Virginia with a shared vision and a single goal—to bring joy to others by making and serving the very best ice cream possible. Today, the unique process and service philosophy remains unchanged under the leadership of current owners Steve and Kim Rosser. They have nurtured and grown the business from one store and a staff of nine into an established Richmond brand, with six stores, a new kitchen triple the original size, a large wholesale customer base, a food truck and over 110 employees. Steve and Kim are honored to continue the Gelati Celesti tradition of handmade, small batch, premium ice cream. For further information please visit:  



Steve Rosser
1908 N Hamilton Street

Richmond, Virginia 23230
Ph: 804-767-0733



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