A new, independent ice cream shop to be called Jubie’s Creamery is in the works in Fairborn, according to its founder, who just graduated in May with a business degree from Ohio State University.
Julie Domicone — who graduated from OSU’s Fisher College of Business three months ago with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, specializing in operations and logistics management — said she plans to open Jubie’s Creamery next spring.
Jubie’s Creamery will be located at 471 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, in a building that has been vacant for several years. It previously housed Mekong Vietnamese restaurant, which closed about nine years ago, Fairborn city officials said.
Julie Domicone was born and raised in Beavercreek; her father, Fred Domicone, grew up in Fairborn and has owned and operated Domicone Printing on Kauffman Avenue in Fairborn for about 30 years. Julie’s mother, Stacey Domicone, purchased the former restaurant building in 2011.
“Together, we decided to turn it into an ice cream shop shortly after the purchase,” Julie Domicone said. “Since then, we have attended conventions, visited with suppliers, researched the industry, (and) tested various flavors/types of frozen desserts.
“We plan to serve both hand-dipped and soft-serve ice cream, all made in-house, one small batch at a time,” Domicone said. “While our menu is not finalized yet, we do plan on serving sundaes, shakes, concretes, create-your-own-cookie sandwiches, and a variety of cones along with other specialty items.”
The Dayton-Yellow Springs Road building requires extensive remodeling, and that renovation project is underway, Domicone said. Fairborn officials said the ice cream shop’s founders obtained their building permit from the city on July 7.
Domicone said she is working on a “coming-soon” web site with a blog so that future customers can follow the shop’s progress.
For now, more information about the new ice cream shop in the making can be found at the Jubie’s Creamery Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jubiescreamery.