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The Charmery to open Towson ice cream shop Friday, then Union Collective next month

The Charmery to open Towson ice cream shop Friday, then Union Collective next month
The Charmery — owned by David Alima (pictured) and Laura Alima — will open its Towson store Friday. It is the second location for the Hampden-based ice cream shop. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)

Hampden ice cream shop the Charmery will open its Towson location Friday, a day earlier than it had announced this week.

The store, co-owned by Laura and David Alima, made the announcement that it would be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday on its Facebook page.

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“Soooo we are sitting here at 6807 York Rd. and everything is like gleaming and new and perfect. Except one thing is missing … your beautiful happy face,” the Facebook post says. “And I'm like ‘so ummm, should we just open tonight?’ And Laura is like ‘… sure?’”

The shop was originally slated to open mid-June. The owners announced the project in October.

“We’re really excited to be opening the doors finally,” Laura Alima said. “Look for the big ice cream cone out front.”

Last month, the Charmery gave out free small scoops of ice cream in front of the store as a way to “say hi to the neighborhood,” David Alima told The Baltimore Sun in April.

The Towson store will open with 16 flavors, including Hampden favorites like Saturday Morning Cartoons and Lemon Stick, which will make its summer debut, she said. The new location will also have milkshakes and specialty sundaes — like the Rocky York Road, made with chocolate ice cream, housemade marshmallow sauce and roasted peanuts — exclusive to Towson.

As for the Charmery’s next location — inside the new Union Collective complex in Medfield — Laura Alima expects to open by the end of June, she said.

The Charmery in Towson will be open noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The store will be open for regular hours on Memorial Day.

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