New businesses include locally owned ice cream shop coming soon in West Chester

Butler County is getting a new, locally-owned ice cream shop.

Craft Cream Works is set to open next month at 7736 Dudley Drive in West Chester Twp.

The new business is the work of Alex Becker, of Fairfield, and Patrick Strang, of Mason, and will offer premium, house-made hand-dipped ice cream, boba tea and coffee.

“We are using our own ingredients for all of our ice cream, waffle cones, cookies — depending on time — and a few other select products, so it will not be a froyo restaurant,” Strang told the Journal-News.


Construction is nearing an end at the 1,311-square-foot storefront, which formerly housed Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, next door to LA Fitness.

Craft Cream Works will offer 20 different flavors that will be rotating based on the season. Some of the initial flavors are expected to include

• Raspberry White Chocolate

• Chocolate Raspberry

• Peanut Butter ‘N’ Jelly

• Peanut Butter Oreo

• Biscoff

• Blackberry Cobbler

• Apple Pie

• Raspberry White Chocolate

• Maple & Candied Bacon

• Strawberry

• Cookies N Cream

• Blueberry Maple

• Orange Cream

• S’mores

• Pumpkin Pie

• Key Lime Pie

• Cotton Candy Blue

• Funfetti Cake

• Crunchberry Ice Cream

• Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream

• Vanilla Bean

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe

A new Tropical Smoothie Cafe location is slated to open in Warren County next month.

Located at 5270 Kings Mill Road in Mason, the business will offer made-to-order smoothies with fresh, simple ingredients including real fruit and natural sugar.

That includes fan favorites Island Green, which is blended with spinach, kale and banana, and the Bahama Mama, which is made with strawberries and white chocolate.

The new business is about more than just smoothies. It also will offer toasted wraps, bistro sandwiches, grilled flatbreads, and gourmet salads are made fresh with high-quality meats and cheeses; and topped with fresh produce and sauces. Two popular items include the Cali Chicken Club Flatbread and the Caribbean Jerk Chicken Wrap.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe opened its first location in Tallahassee, Florida in 1997. It now has more than 700 locations nationwide. This will be the 19th Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Ohio. Nearby locations in Southwest Ohio include Blue Ash, Eastgate and Centerville.

For more information, call 770-821-1900.

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