Gofer Ice Cream To Open Wednesday in Downtown New Canaan
Original artical by Michael Dinan, New Canannite May 19, 2020
Following months of anticipation and an extensive interior renovation, Gofer Ice Cream is to open Wednesday in the Main Street commercial space formerly occupied by Baskin-Robbins, according to the business’s owner.
For today’s Q&A with a local business, we talk to franchisee Jordan Savitt, who owns the Gofer at 103 Main St. with his wife, Dina.
It will be open 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. seven days per week (12 p.m. on Saturdays).
As we learn from Savitt, customers as per health officials can are not yet allowed inside the ice cream shop, but can get their sweet treats through a safe kiosk at the door, or else phone in an order (203-594-1342) or have it delivered through Uber Eats or GrubHub.
Here’s our interview.
New Canaanite: How are you feeling on the eve of your opening in New Canaan?
Jordan Savitt: It’s exhilarating. It look a lot to finish construction during the quarantine. We were ready to open on April 1st and we were about 90% done with all of the construction on April 1st, but I just did’t feel it was appropriate to open then. I said it’s going to feel right and I will know when to open. We also are very weather-dependent and it’s been kind of cold. It hasn’t been real summery. I am always looking at the seven-day forecast. I do want to be open for Memorial Day. It’s very important that we mark the summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I reopened in Wilton last Friday and Darien has been open the whole time, and I have to tell you, I am ecstatic how many New Canaan people have been coming in with their ‘New Canaan’ sweatshirts and talking to us about when we will open on Main Street. We’re getting a good vibe in our Darien store