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Ciao Bella Gelato - New Haven, CT - closed?

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newhavener Jun 26, 2008 05:14 PM

Just drove by this scoop shop on Wall Street, and was surprised to see it closed, with stuff being packed up. I didn't think they had much night traffic, but was surprised to see the suddeness of it. Does anyone know anything?

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  1. EastRocker RE: newhavener Jun 27, 2008 07:35 AM

    I think Tasti D-lite closed too! It was bad enough when the chapel sweet shop closed. There is some sort of anti ice cream agenda going on in New Haven! I suspect Cold Stone had something to do with it, I don't trust anyone that sings songs about ice cream for a 50 cent tip.

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      mmalmad RE: EastRocker Jun 27, 2008 08:27 AM

      I think Cold Stone is vastly overrated, and I also find the whole tip thing so annoying that if I were to go back, I would not tip.
      I also hear that they screw the franchisees. I guess it all goes back to Ashley's

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        zoe p. RE: EastRocker Jun 27, 2008 08:53 AM

        Oh this is bad news. But what do you mean, "it all goes back to Ashley's?"

        I didn't love Ciao Bella, but at least I could eat it, and Tasti D-lite was convenient. Coldstone certainly doesn't work for me: I don't like super-rich ice cream OR *things* in my frozen confections . . .

        Good thing I picked up that cheap ice cream maker on Craigslist!!

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          zoe p. RE: EastRocker Jun 27, 2008 08:55 AM

          P.S. I always did feel that Ciao Bella was hidden down a dark alley. A dark alley that gets considerably less foot traffic during ice cream season . . .

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          vino5150 RE: newhavener Jun 27, 2008 11:29 AM

          Does it have anything to do with Yale being on break for the summer? I just delivered to one of the schools 2 weeks ago and they were opened.

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