Sunday, March 9, 2014

Brown Chicken Brown Cow Looks to Have Closed Up Shop

A version of this post appeared on The Passyunk Post. You can view it here


Brown Chicken Brown Cow, the ice cream shop on Two Street that opened in October 2012, looks to have closed up shop during this harsh winter.  The interior is cleared out and a rental sign now hangs prominently in the front window.

BCBC is closed. Photo taken last week when there was still snow on the ground. Thanks for shoveling!
The former home of Strange Brew Coffee, Brown Chicken Brown Cow offered hand dipped ice cream from Shady Brook Farms in Yardley as well as a variety of desserts, juices and coffees. Much like Strange Brew, it seems as though businesses just can't seem to stick at the location -- no matter how good it is for the neighborhood. You would think an ice cream shop featuring local products within steps of an extremely busy playground chock-full of parents and their kids would have made it longer than one summer. Then again, you have to put some effort in to making it a neighborhood mainstay, Pennsport isn't a "build-it-they-will-come" type of neighborhood -- not yet anyway.

Inside is cleared out

While it was certainly an odd location, a consistent flow of people in and out of the adjacent Cross Fit 2 St seemed to show that there was some new life for businesses along Two Street. A welcome site considering new homes are going up left and right.

BCBC shared a wall with CrossFit 2 Street

Though there has been no official "goodbye" so-to-speak, it looks all but certain they have closed. Their website is live but without any information, their Facebook page no longer exists and they haven't tweeted since last September. There is also that little thing of neighbors seeing a U-HAUL truck hauling BCBC's stuff away. Much like BCBC came in to the neighborhood with little fanfare, they seemingly have left even more quieter than they ran the shop when it was open.

As always, should we find out any more info on the whereabouts of BCBC and the future of the shop in Pennsport, we'll keep you posted.

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