- Despite the fact it’s closed its doors, Sloppy Joe’s Soda
Fountain will still have a presence in downtown.
Lester, who owns Divino Gelato Cafe at 227 W. Main St. and
formerly owned Sloppy Joe’s, 280 W. Broadway, said Divino will
serve some of the top-selling ice cream flavors that Sloppy Joe’s
we’re going to do is we’re going to have some of the favorites
we’ve had at Sloppy Joe’s, flavors like the Bubble Gum or Blue
Moon,” Lester said. “We’ll still be making some of those
flavors over at Divino in the summer because we had a pretty good
customer base in the summer for our ice cream so we’re going to
have some of those offerings as well.”
added that Divino will also offer Sloppy Joe’s famous grilled hot
dogs, served in a tent outside the store.
don’t want to lose our customer base; we had a pretty good
following in the summer,” Lester said. She said while it
is unfortunate Sloppy Joe’s must close, she understands that Tony
Marquez, the new owner of the building, is looking for a place that
operates year round, seven days a week.
Sloppy Joe’s is closing, Divino continues to grow. Lester said she
has preliminary plans of opening another Divino at an area
mall, though she wouldn’t disclose which one.
kind of our focus in the near future,” she said.