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Icestone Gelato to open in Huddersfield - with a few surprises!

Ice cream parlour is granted planning permission to open in John William Street

An ice cream parlour serving fancy flavours like Strawberry Cloud, Royal Rocher Sundae and Mango Dreams has got the go-ahead to open in Huddersfield.

Icestone Gelato has been granted planning permission for a new parlour in the old Toni and Guy hairdressing salon in Huddersfield town centre.

The firm, which offers a huge range of ‘gelato’ – Italian for ice-cream – and other desserts, launched in Bradford in 2013.

It has two stores in the town and one other in Birmingham.

Now the firm plans to redevelop the John William Street premises.

Chief executive officer Mahboob Hussain said: “We are hoping to open at the end of March depending on building.

“We’re looking forward to coming to Huddersfield. We think it’s a vibrant town; there’s a lot going on and we want to be part of it.

“A number of customers from Huddersfield visit us in Bradford and Manchester so there’s a market for Icestone in Huddersfield.”

Icestone Gelato

Mr Hussain said as well as two parlours in Bradford, one in Manchester and one in Birmingham, the team was planning to open a further six in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool by the end of 2017.

And he said Huddersfield ice cream fans could look forward to a few surprises when the new parlour opened, adding: “Every time we open a new branch we make amendments to the menu - as well as everything that’s currently available, we’re working on something new for Huddersfield - so watch this space!”

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The Toni and Guy salon closed its doors in September after trading for more than 10 years on the John William Street site.

The ice-cream firm sells more than 26 different varieties of ice-cream, including Belgian chocolate, hazelnut, Jaffa cake, raspberry pavlova and blueberry muffin.

The outlets also offer Belgian waffles, crepes and a range of traditional puddings such as sticky toffee and jam roly-poly.

The firm’s flagship Bradford outlet operates until 1am and it is expected they will apply for similar opening hours in Huddersfield.

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