Local Favorite Genuine Ice Cream Forced to Relocate
Wednesday Nov. 16th, 2022
Bozeman’s local ice cream shop is moving. Genuine Ice Cream, a Bozeman staple, has become a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. The company handcrafts all of its ice cream out of its production kitchen in Four Corners to supply its Bozeman retail shop and distributes its ice cream across the state of Montana.
Genuine’s retail location at 411 W. Main Street was sold to developers from Minnesota earlier this year. The new owners plan to redevelop the property and their plans do not include the Genuine Ice Cream shop.
The company will temporarily close its doors on December 11, 2022 and is continuing to search for a new permanent retail location. In the meantime, starting on January 2nd, 2023, Genuine will offer grab-and-go options including pints, quarts, cakes, waffle cones and special orders from their production kitchen in Four Corners located at 141 Baxter Lane West (off of Jackrabbit and Baxter) with limited hours. The ice cream company’s wholesale business will continue as normal and Genuine is still available for catering and events. Additionally, Genuine fans can still enjoy a pint from a local grocery store or a scoop from one of the numerous restaurants in town that serve the company’s super-premium ice cream.
“Although this transition is not easy, we know that we can weather this storm and come back even stronger when we find a new retail location,” said Ellie Southworth, owner of Genuine Ice Cream. “If I’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s that we are resilient and will not back down from a challenge. We know and recognize that Bozeman is feeling these growing pains collectively, so we’re trying to stay optimistic as we enter this next phase. We will continue making the product that everyone knows and loves, so that the community can continue to share joy around ice cream.”