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Glacier Ice Cream is a Colorado-owned franchise located in the University Village Colorado shopping center in Colorado Springs. RTA worked closely with the developer and local franchisee to create an ice cream experience distinctive to University Village Colorado, welcoming both families and college students through a modern interior.
Earth-toned stained concrete and warm wood tones are balanced with a cool contemporary paint and tile scheme throughout. The lighting and exposed ductwork add a feeling of whimsy to the space, however, it continues to be a sophisticated environment, which hints toward the quality of product offered at Glacier Ice Cream.
Clientele is encouraged to sit and relax next to the 3-sided fireplace while delighting in one of Glacier’s fabulous Gelato flavors. Most of the kitchen is obscured from view of the dining area, however, there is a sense of the onsite production of the ice cream and Gelato that is important in communicating the freshness of the product.