Handel’s Ice Cream Coming To Ocean Park

Congratulations Ocean Park!  Top-rated icy treats are heading your way….  It was back in June of last year when I told you about quiet neighborhood spot Shaka Shack quitting its location at 1701 Ocean Park Blvd.  Now it looks like this address is about to be the home of a new branch of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & YogurtHandel’s Ice Cream had its beginnings in Youngstown, Ohio when a woman named Alice Handel began serving it in 1945.  They operate 90 locations in a number of states and offer over 100 flavors of ice cream and yogurt that are made fresh daily at each location.

(Thanks Justin!)

Shaka Shack Skedaddles Out Of Santa Monica

Thanks to all the shocked readers who took the time to tell me that under-the-radar neighborhood fave burger joint Shaka Shack has abruptly quit its location at 1701 Ocean Park Blvd.  The place is completely gutted, their website no longer functions, and the signs have been pulled down.  Their Yelp page is promising a reopening on July 1, but that seems unlikely at this location.  I’m not sure what happened, but I’ll keep my eye on this corner strip mall space to see what may develop…