Scoops Doles Out The Fun

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Maria Higgins

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Scoops in-house baker and barista Rowena Marrs discusses the latest town news with a customer Friday. Scoops recently reopened in the Sawmill Crossing, expanding its offerings to include coffee and baked goods along with ice cream.

After an incredibly successful first year of operation in its Swiss Village location, Scoops has moved to the south end of town and expanded to offer a full espresso bar and coffee house in addition to adding eight Dreyer’s flavors to their ice cream menu.

Scoops is now located at the corner of Beeline Highway and Main Street, 201 W. Main St., Suite H, in the Sawmill Crossing Plaza between Macky’s Grill and Sawmill Theatres.

The new, larger location offers comfortable coffeehouse leather seating as well as the famous chalkboard table tops and chalk that allow customers to hone their inner artist.

Scoops offers free wireless Internet service to customers and keeps long hours to serve the morning coffee crowd, post school cravings, after dinner or movie family treats, and a date night hangout.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Scoops Ice Cream and Espresso carries organic and fair trade coffee and espresso from Dean’s Beans and Cortez Coffee Company in Tempe.

Also on the coffeehouse menu are Maya Chai, Harney & Sons organic teas, flavored syrups from Monin, and fresh baked pastries from Rowena Marrs, of Flour Girls Bakers and formerly, Fireside Espresso.

The ice cream menu features 24 flavors of Dreyer’s ice cream, more than 60 mix-ins and a chilled marble slab to create your own unique combination.

Also offered are traditional parlor favorites such as sundaes, banana splits, hand-dipped milk shakes, malts, floats, freezes and real fruit and yogurt smoothies.

Scoops continues to offer start-to-finish birthday parties, now improved with a separate private party room at the new location.

With seating for 20, the party room also can be rented for meetings, conferences, lunches, ice cream socials and other gatherings for kids of any age.

Having brought all the birthday kids handprints from the original Swiss Village location, Scoops has already begun adding to the new party room walls, with each birthday child getting to make their mark.

Adding to the fun of Scoops, the party room also houses a game shelf with dozens of board games for a fun time while enjoying the treats Scoops serves up.

Owners Chris and Maria Higgins “couldn’t be more pleased with the new location” and hope to continue their community involvement with outdoor vending events with their signature carts in the spring and summer event seasons.

For more information on parties, menu items and pricing or catering, contact the Higgins at (928) 474-3957 or online at www.paysonscoops.com.

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