There’s sweet news on the new business front in downtown Westport.
And it’s very cool, as well.
Cold Fusion, selling a range of “all-natural, handcrafted” gelato and sorbet treats, officially opened Friday with a ribbon cutting at the shop, 178 Main St.
The store is the second Cold Fusion shop owned by Westport residents Eric and Kelly Emmert. The couple’s first retail outlet is in Newport, R.I., in addition to a wholesale business distributing their products to supermarkets and restaurants.
On hand for the ceremony, in addition to the Emmerts, were state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, First Selectman Jim Marpe, Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matthew Mandell, Selectman Jennifer Tooker, Westport Downtown Merchants Association President Randy Herbertson, Selectman Melissa Kane, and state Rep. Stephanie Thomas.
Cold Fusion’s gelatos, sorbets and dessert treats, according to its website, are “handmade, using all-natural ingredients sourced locally from people we know and trust. The result of all of this love and dedication is a silky, cool, uplifting fusion of flavor.”
The wide range of gelato flavors include: Amaretto Almond Crunch, Cappuccino Chip, Crème Fraiche, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Maine Blueberry, Oreo, Peanut Butter Brownie and Strawberry, to name a few.
And featured sorbet flavors include: Blood Orange, Dark Chocolate, Key Lime, Raspberry and Strawberry Champagne.
The shop also sells roasted espresso, cappuccino and lattes, and other treats.