Pandemic-borne ice cream maker freezes planned Tennyson shop

Ice cream maker opening first standalone Denver store

Right Cream’s most popular ice cream is its “Cookies & C.R.E.A.M” with Oreo ice cream, crunchy Oreo toffee and salted caramel. (Courtesy Right Cream)

Berkeley residents won’t be getting a scoop of Right Cream after all. 

The ice cream shop born out of the pandemic decided to not open at 3832 Tennyson St., instead focusing on its first standalone location on South Downing. 

“Cost, timing and permitting – just all three things became too difficult to wrap our heads around so we very quickly shifted focus to Downing,” co-owner Joshua Siegel said. 

Founded by David Right in 2020, Right Cream signed a lease for the 1,300-square-foot Tennyson location last summer. But after challenges getting it open, Right and Siegel decided to revisit a deal with Denver Beer Co. instead to take over its in-house ice cream operation in south Denver. 

“We’re growing and continue to grow, but we’re not going to sign a lease this year,” Siegel said.

Siegel said they moved into the 650-square-foot space at 2423 S. Downing St. in February, which was formerly home to Yum Yum’s Ice Cream. With the new South Downing space, the creamery expanded into walk-in service.

David Right

David Right

Right started the shop during the pandemic, exclusively offering drop-off and order-pickup orders through Instagram. After gaining popularity, Right Cream moved to a walk-up window in LoDo’s Dairy Block before securing its new space. 

“Over time we’ll be doing less pre-orders and more consistent walk-in retail,” Siegel said. “We’re just adjusting the business because we’re not in a global pandemic anymore.”

And instead of trying to grab more real estate, Siegel said Right Cream is growing its presence in the wholesale market. Currently, Right Cream can be found in Blue Pan Pizza, Pizzeria Leopold, and all Mr. B’s liquor stores. Soon, it’ll be in Aviano Coffee shops. 

“We’re able now to grow that piece of the business and we’re looking for really good partners,” Siegel said. 

Right Cream offers a rotating menu of 10 to 15 flavors for wholesale. At its shop on South Downing, it offers about 12 flavors a week, including non-dairy options, for scoops, sundaes and pre-made pints. 

Siegel said the shop also plans to start offering food, more desserts and walk-in specials this year, and will extend its hours during the summer. 

Last month, Right Cream raised $150,000, according to an SEC filing. Siegel declined to comment on the raise.  

“Coming out of a pandemic is hard because no one has done that, there’s no road map to that,” Siegel said. “Now we’re managing a big business as opposed to a fun little startup, it’s bigger and more challenging, but also more rewarding.”

Ice cream maker opening first standalone Denver store

Right Cream’s most popular ice cream is its “Cookies & C.R.E.A.M” with Oreo ice cream, crunchy Oreo toffee and salted caramel. (Courtesy Right Cream)

Berkeley residents won’t be getting a scoop of Right Cream after all. 

The ice cream shop born out of the pandemic decided to not open at 3832 Tennyson St., instead focusing on its first standalone location on South Downing. 

“Cost, timing and permitting – just all three things became too difficult to wrap our heads around so we very quickly shifted focus to Downing,” co-owner Joshua Siegel said. 

Founded by David Right in 2020, Right Cream signed a lease for the 1,300-square-foot Tennyson location last summer. But after challenges getting it open, Right and Siegel decided to revisit a deal with Denver Beer Co. instead to take over its in-house ice cream operation in south Denver. 

“We’re growing and continue to grow, but we’re not going to sign a lease this year,” Siegel said.

Siegel said they moved into the 650-square-foot space at 2423 S. Downing St. in February, which was formerly home to Yum Yum’s Ice Cream. With the new South Downing space, the creamery expanded into walk-in service.

David Right

David Right

Right started the shop during the pandemic, exclusively offering drop-off and order-pickup orders through Instagram. After gaining popularity, Right Cream moved to a walk-up window in LoDo’s Dairy Block before securing its new space. 

“Over time we’ll be doing less pre-orders and more consistent walk-in retail,” Siegel said. “We’re just adjusting the business because we’re not in a global pandemic anymore.”

And instead of trying to grab more real estate, Siegel said Right Cream is growing its presence in the wholesale market. Currently, Right Cream can be found in Blue Pan Pizza, Pizzeria Leopold, and all Mr. B’s liquor stores. Soon, it’ll be in Aviano Coffee shops. 

“We’re able now to grow that piece of the business and we’re looking for really good partners,” Siegel said. 

Right Cream offers a rotating menu of 10 to 15 flavors for wholesale. At its shop on South Downing, it offers about 12 flavors a week, including non-dairy options, for scoops, sundaes and pre-made pints. 

Siegel said the shop also plans to start offering food, more desserts and walk-in specials this year, and will extend its hours during the summer. 

Last month, Right Cream raised $150,000, according to an SEC filing. Siegel declined to comment on the raise.  

“Coming out of a pandemic is hard because no one has done that, there’s no road map to that,” Siegel said. “Now we’re managing a big business as opposed to a fun little startup, it’s bigger and more challenging, but also more rewarding.”

Your subscription has expired. Renew now by choosing a subscription below!

For more informaiton, head over to your profile.

Profile


SUBSCRIBE NOW

 — 

 — 

 — 

TERMS OF SERVICE:

ALL MEMBERSHIPS RENEW AUTOMATICALLY. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR A 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AT THE RATE IN EFFECT AT THAT TIME UNLESS YOU CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP BY LOGGING IN OR BY CONTACTING LIZ@BUSINESSDEN.COM.

ALL CHARGES FOR MONTHLY OR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

EACH MEMBERSHIP WILL ONLY FUNCTION ON UP TO 3 MACHINES. ACCOUNTS ABUSING THAT LIMIT WILL BE DISCONTINUED.

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR MEMEBERSHIP PLEASE EMAIL LIZ@BUSINESSDEN.COM




Return to Homepage

115126