Mt. Ephraim’s Philly Pretzel Factory is set to move to a larger location at 301 S. Black Horse Pike and the new store will have an added feature, SJO has learned.
Bob Tilton, the owner of the Philly Pretzel Factory told SJO this morning that the business is staying in Mt. Ephraim and only moving about a quarter-mile down the Black Horse Pike to the former location of Finnaren & Haley Paints.
“We’ve outgrown this location. The new store has better parking and we are going to have Bassetts Ice Cream,” Tilton said.
When asked about a projected time frame for when the store will be open at its new location, Tilton said he is hoping that they will be open by mid-January, 2017.
About Bassetts Ice Cream
According to its website, Bassetts Ice Cream is a fifth-generation family business and a Philadelphia tradition since 1861. Bassetts Ice Cream Company is a full-service frozen dessert distributor. Bassetts delivers products in the Philadelphia region and other areas, including New York and Florida.
In 1861, Lewis Dubois Bassett, a Quaker school teacher and farmer, began to make ice cream in his Salem, N.J. backyard using a mule-turned churn.
1885, he began selling his ice cream from a location at 5th & Market Streets in Philadelphia.
When the Reading Terminal Market opened in 1892, Bassetts Ice Cream opened a retail store and moved production into the basement.