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.
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