The ‘scoop’: Mountains Old Fashioned Ice Cream to reopen in recent home of Frios in Broad Street’s 200 block.

The ‘scoop’: Mountains Old Fashioned Ice Cream to reopen in recent home of Frios in Broad Street’s 200 block.

Mountains Old Fashioned Ice Cream (above) jumping Broad Street to former Frios’ location (below). Hometown photos.

Maybe it just makes sense. One of downtown Rome’s favorite dessert spots, Mountains Ice Cream, has found a new home — another cool hangout previously known as Frios at 202 Broad St.

Collin Doss of Harvey-Given Co confirms the lease has been signed and the Autry family plan to open on the other side of Broad Street on March 1. The Frios location closed last year with the cool confection now available at Doug’s Deli Downtown and other locations right from the cooler.

Here’s how it appears on Mountains’ Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon:

Mountains owner Casie Autry, already making headlines for her other business, had said Mountains had closed for the season but planned a March 1 return. She also hinted that a new location was under consideration. Here’s her recent interview with Hometown’s Natalie Simms:

After two and half years on Broad Street, Craze Boutique will be closing its doors on Monday at 231-A Broad Street. It’s final two days of business are today from 12-5 p.m. and Monday from 12-3 p.m.

Owner Casie Autry, who previously had boutique stores in Calhoun and Dawsonville (at North Georgia Premium Outlets), says she and her family want to focus on their other business Mountains Ice Cream located next door at 231-B Broad St.

“We have just been in the Boutique business for about 10 years. And since we have opened Mountains, we enjoy it so much more and it does so well, we just want to focus on that,” says Autry. “Our teenage children enjoy it too, so it’s truly a family run business. It’s just a life decision in closing Craze…ready for a more relaxed life with Mountains.”

Mountains Ice Cream is currently closed for the season, along with some renovations, but Autry plans to reopen by March 1.

“We are redecorating and adding some new things in Mountains for this spring, but the ice cream isn’t changing,” she says. “We are also looking to possibly expand Mountains and add a second location in a surrounding downtown.”

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