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Rita's Water Ice at Stenton & Mt Pleasant in Mt Airy Gone?

Chinon00 Apr 2, 2011 08:51 AM

I drove past today and saw that the place has a fresh coat of paint but in very unfamiliar colors. And I didn't see the Rita's sign either. Are they gone?

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  1. oliviasaru RE: Chinon00 Apr 3, 2011 08:34 AM

    I don't know about that one, but the location on Willow Grove Avenue in Wyndmoor is undergoing the same change. Odd.

    1. Chinon00 RE: Chinon00 May 7, 2011 08:53 AM

      There's a sign that reads "Rocco's Italian Ice coming soon". I don't know this Rocco and I want my Rita's BACK!

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        mikerichi RE: Chinon00 May 15, 2011 08:19 PM

        I saw the same sign at a few other Rita's locations in the nearby area. Aside from the Stenton and Mt. Pleasant one I also saw the "Rocco's coming soon" sign at the Wyndmoor Rita's on Willow Grove Ave.

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        n8davis RE: Chinon00 May 9, 2011 05:45 PM

        I have been to the Rocco's Italian Ice on Hunting Park Ave and let me tell you - it is WAY better than Rita's.

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          Philly Ray RE: n8davis May 9, 2011 06:09 PM

          What ISN'T better than Rita's??

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            Chinon00 RE: n8davis May 9, 2011 06:23 PM

            In what regard?

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              sadiefox RE: Chinon00 May 11, 2011 09:25 AM

              I'm not crazy about Rita's either ... their flavorings are way too sweet and syrupy and there is rarely ever real fruit pieces in their ice. I think they used to be much better about 10 years ago when they actually used real fruit. I do like their vanilla custard quite a bit. I'm competely spoiled by my local water ice place, Yardley Ice House. Delicious fresh flavors with real fruit and fresh ingredients, and yummy cream ices.

              Maybe Rocco's will be good :)

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            Bob Loblaw RE: Chinon00 May 10, 2011 10:01 AM

            I'm not anti-Rita's, mostly because I love pretty much all water ice.
            But can't they just call it "lemon"?
            Alex's lemonade, fine. It's done great work. But lemon isn't *a* water ice flavor, it's *the* water ice flavor.

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