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Local Businesswoman Plans to Open Coffee/Ice Cream Shop in Collinsville

October 26, 2016 Business No Comments

Jessie Kaminski Deloy on the steps where she plans to open Black Sheep Sweet Treats. Photo by John Fitts

By John Fitts 

COLLINSVILLE – A local businesswoman is planning to open an ice cream/coffee shop in downtown Collinsville.

While an exact date has not been set, Jessie Kaminski Deloy hopes to open Black Sheep Sweet Treats some time in December. It will be located at 100B Main St., most recently home to America the Beautiful Country Store, which has moved to a bigger space in the same building.

Deloy will be renting from the space from the realty company owned by her family.

The shop will serve ice cream, coffee drinks, desserts, candies, juice and smoothies. With a small bar area and adults and children’s tables, the business will have enough seating for approximately 12 adults and four children.

Deloy worked at the Crown and Hammer for three years and has been at LaSalle Market for 16. She worked for both former owner John Rainey and then for her family when they purchased the restaurant more than 9 years ago. 

“I’ve been in the restaurant business for 16 years,” Deloy said. “I’ve always wanted to open one for myself. I know I have the work ethic.”

Some of the details of the business are a work in progress but Deloy plan to carry Gifford’s Ice Cream and offer shakes, cones and more. She will also make her own waffles. In the warmer months, she will carry some 32 flavors but initially will likely have fewer offerings but offer more take home options.

Deloy has not yet settled on a coffee brand but said she will keep it simple with a dark roast, light roast and decaf options. She will likely have some pumps for those who want flavors and plans to have an expresso machine for other coffee drinks.

For dessert she plans to offer cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Deloy added that candy assortment is also a work in progress.

Deloy said she plans to open with limited hours, such as 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. During the warmer months that will change when people tend to purchase more ice cream treats. Deloy feels the popularity of Collinsville and aspects such as the Farmington River recreation and the Farmington River Trail will be a positive factor for the business. She is also thrilled to stay in the area, just around the corner from where she’s worked for so many years.

“I just love the location,” she said. “You can’t beat it.”

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