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Ice Cream Coming To The Astoria Column


The historic Astoria Column stands tall against the cloud-filled sky on a hill over Astoria, Oregon, April 29, 2003. Astoria, the oldest continually inhabited white settlement west of the Rockies, will catch the bulk of an expected tourism surge as vacationers follow the Lewis and Clark trail to its western end during the Bicentennial celebration.

The historic Astoria Column stands tall against the cloud-filled sky on a hill over Astoria, Oregon, April 29, 2003. Astoria, the oldest continually inhabited white settlement west of the Rockies, will catch the bulk of an expected tourism surge as vacationers follow the Lewis and Clark trail to its western end during the Bicentennial celebration.

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If your New Year’s resolution was to visit the Astoria Column more and eat less ice cream, 2018 is going to be a long year. 

Frite & Scoop, which makes and sells French custard ice cream out of a storefront on the Astoria Riverwalk, plans to open a mobile location at the Column in May.

The Friends of the Astoria Column, looking to enhance the experience of the park for locals and tourists, asked six local vendors if they were interested in submitting proposals for serving ice cream. Only Frite & Scoop took the nonprofit up on the offer. The Astoria City Council approved the proposal unanimously at a meeting Monday night.

Swirl, the mobile incarnation of Frite & Scoop, will serve soft-serve ice cream made from scratch, said Kevin Malcolm, who owns the business with his wife, Lisa.

Read the whole story at The Daily Astorian.

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