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Charmery plans Hampden expansion

The Charmery, the Hampden ice cream shop known for its Charm City-inspired flavors, is opening a new location and moving its production to Union Collective.

The new location will be called The Ice Cream Factory and will occupy 5,500 square feet of space at Union Collective. Union Collective, at 1700 W. 41st Street, calls for transforming 138,000 square feet of warehouse space into a commercial space that will include Union Craft Brewing’s new headquarters.

“When the Union crew approached us about moving production over to their new space, it solved a problem we had been thinking about, which was, how do we responsibly and thoughtfully grow our business and brand,” David Alima, master creamer and co-owner of The Charmery said in a statement.

“As much as we love our current home, our production space is only big enough to make product for our existing shop. Opening at Union Collective will enable us to open an additional ice cream shop for our beautiful customers, and have the room we need to do events and catering, not to mention the amount of crazy flavor experimentation we plan to do there.

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