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The latest News from Melt HQ
Customer Story: Kim Pham
Kim Pham is the kind of friend we all need in our lives. She likes to take her out of town family and friends to MELT so she can see their reactions. She has great taste in ice cream; some of her favorite flavors are Charlie Brown, Mint to Be, and Everything but the Kitchen Sink.
Yoga for Houston's Furry Friends
After Hurricane Harvey, many pets had to be left behind in efforts to get to safety. This created a huge burden for many of the animal shelters in Houston. With help from our friends at Indigo Yoga, MELT led an afternoon of roof top yoga, for which all proceeds went to benefit the Houston SPCA.
Customer Story: Manzale Dawson
Manzale Dawson has a fever and the only cure is more Crème Brûlée ice cream.
His passion for MELT started with a google search. After his daughter, Brylie, won her first volleyball game this February, Manzale googled “Best ice cream in Fort Worth,” and ended up at MELT. When he and his wife tried our winter seasonal, Crème Brûlée—housemade caramelized sugar pieces in vanilla ice cream—it was love at first bite.
Customer Story: Neha Sharma
Of all the reasons MELT was dreamed up, one of our favorites is the simplest: we wanted a local ice cream shop. We love the Near Southside! And we believe no one should have to go far for good ice cream. So, we’re always excited to hear from our neighbors, whether they live or office in Fairmount.
Customer Story: The Moughons
Most of the time, our ice cream is itself a celebration: marking a birthday or the end of a long week, or bringing together an entire family for graduation. But sometimes, ice cream is more convenient than celebratory. And we know how close we are to the hospital. How convenient. It’s a challenge we will always accept: to scoop cheer to the patients, loved ones, doctors, and nurses of our neighbors, whenever we can.
Cookouts and Serve Days
One of the best things about the MELT team is their genuine love of hanging out with each other. No matter whether it's just another busy Saturday night in the shop, a post-closing time dance party, or an outside of MELT celebration, these guys and gals know how to have a good time together. And that was incredibly evident earlier this week, when we had our quarterly staff party and serve day.
For any of y'all who've been paying close attention lately, you know about MELT 2.0. You know we've been creating murals, filling up windows, and painting things yellow (along with some other less fun, less pretty jobs) in our new building for six months now. It's been a hard, complicated journey.
Birthday Surprises, Part 2
As we said in our last post, our second birthday was celebrated in standard MELT fashion, with cake and joy and all the pretty yellow things. But we wanted to make sure you guys were a part of the party too. MELT is just as much about y'all as it is about us. So we asked if you would be willing to share some of your favorite MELT moments with us, and y'all came through, with heart warming, smile inducing stories of sincerity. Here are a few of our favorites!
Birthday Surprises, Part 1
MELT's second birthday came and went on the 19th, and for anybody who was around for our first birthday, you may have noticed that this year was a bit low key in comparison. We're saving 2016's big, blowout bash for the opening of MELT 2.0, so there were no on-site t-shirt printings or menus full of specials last week. But, if you know anything about the MELT team, you know we love a party. And our scoopers, shift-leads, chefs, and managers couldn't just let this big day slide by without making sure it was properly recognized. So, without the knowledge of our esteemed owners, we started to plan. All of that culminated when, last Monday night, Kari and Mark were lured to the shop for what they thought was a meeting, but ended up being a party, honoring both them and their newly two year old business.
Conscious Mother's Day Gifting
MELT is a big fan of making choices that support causes which are bigger than ourselves. It's why we sell products in our shop from companies like The Sparrow Society, and partner with non-profits such as The Birthday Party Project. It's why we source ingredients from local small businesses. We have this belief that each one of us can make a difference, through conscious choices and purchases, and we love to not only live this out ourselves, but empower others to do the same
Things have been happening over at 1201 Magnolia Avenue, AKA MELT 2.0. The world of construction is slightly outside of our area of expertise, and some days are more stressful than others, but lately there have been a lot of moments where we've gotten to look around and see how far we've come. Those moments have made us so excited for the future, and all the happy memories and celebrations that will fill this currently messy but potential filled space!