Goodbye Gill’s

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Awhile back, I scoured LA to find the best soft serve ice cream. And where was the best found? At Gill’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream. They were one of the few spots to offer soft serve in a flavor other than vanilla, and they had my all-time-go-to: butterscotch dip top. “They’ve been around for 78 years, so they know what they’re doing!”

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With all the openings of artisanal ice cream shops – some even offering soft serve – I still stand by those words. They KNOW what they’re doing, though now they’ve been around for 80 years. 80 YEARS. Fact:  you could get a cone from Gill’s after seeing the premiere of Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”

So what ding dong thinks remodeling is a good idea? The handmade signs are part of the charm and character. How could you say no to this?:

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You couldn’t. You could, however, (at least I could), say a big nope to a poser flair à la Friday’s “vintage themed” ice cream parlor. Why the F fake it when you have the real thing right there??!! And if some infrastructure upgrades are needed, sure sure, how bout finding a way to make it easier and more affordable since Gill’s is one of the main places keeping the Farmer’s Market distinctly different from a Sbarro’s food court? Is there not some kind of actual grandfather clause we could enforce here??  What’s next? Throw the weird green wood shopping carts into a bonfire??? Is nothing sacred anymore??!?!? I hope whoever’s forcing this closure attends the grand opening of the phony old timey shop taking over and his scoop promptly falls over and plops on the ground. In a puddle.

And that’s all I have to say about that. And also get there by Feb 2 for your last butterscotch dip top. *insert Claire Danes cry face*

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