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Mt. Ephraim’s Philly Pretzel Factory Moving to New Location


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.

Philly Pretzel Factory
All Photos by SJO. Philly Pretzel Factory has outgrown its current digs and is moving to a new location further down the Black Horse Pike.

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.

Philly Pretzel Factory
The new location of the Philly Pretzel Factory is the old Finnaren & Haley Paint Store building next to the BP Gas Station.

New Feature

“We’ve outgrown this location. The new store has better parking and we are going to have Bassetts Ice Cream,” Tilton said.

Projected Opening

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.