Glacier Homemade Ice Cream and Gelato will be closing the doors of its location on the Hill for the winter season, according to Mark Mallen, president of Glacier.
Mallen said the popular store intends to close down temporarily in November or December and will reopen in the spring, when business attracts more customers. A more specific time frame could not be provided.
He added that Glacier on the Hill typically closes during university breaks, and last year halted business from Thanksgiving until January.
Bri Morris, a freshman environmental studies major, said she is disappointed to hear Glacier on the Hill will be temporarily closing.
“I would go in winter,” Morris said. “I would get their milkshakes.”
Mariah Kohlruss, a freshman open-option major who said she frequents the Hill, echoed Morris’ statement.
“It would be a bummer all around,” Kohlruss said.
According to Mallen, although the business break is only intended to be for a short period of time, plans to redevelop the Hill have made the future of the ice cream store somewhat uncertain.
“It’s up in the air, but we aren’t positive about what is going on,” Mallen said.
He said employees and customers of Glacier will most likely be notified of the changes, as well as the possibilities of moving to another location, by the time they return in the spring.
Janine Bobby, a junior environmental design and integrative physiology major and an employee at Glacier on the Hill, said employees have been informed of the store’s temporary closure.
Bobby stated that workers will be moved to other Glacier locations or will be forced to seek new employment.
The decision as to whether certain employees will be relocated or let go will be based upon the length of time they have worked at Glacier, as well as other factors such as their dedication to the ice cream store, according to Bobby.
Bobby, who will be moving to a different Glacier location when the store closes, said she hopes the employees who will be jobless during the winter season will return to the Hill in the spring, and that she will be able to retain her position on the Hill as well.
“The one on the Hill is my favorite,” Bobby said. “The students are great.”
Mallen said the two other Glacier locations in Boulder will remain open year round for their regular customers.
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