Downtown Brandenburg just got a little sweeter


ASHLEY

MCCRUMB

Messenger Staff


Main Street in downtown Brandenburg just got a little sweeter this past weekend. Down by the riverfront, inviting bunches of red, white, and black balloons adorned the staircase that lead up to the doors of Main Street Creamery.

On the building’s front banister hung a large Coca-Cola sign that read “OPEN FOR BUSINESS”. This was an announcement that many citizens of Brandenburg had eagerly anticipated over the past few months while they watched the many Facebook posts from the owners , Tracy and Anthony Whitaker, on the progress and preparation of opening this new sweet shop.

Even the rainy weather didn’t deter people from attending the Grand Opening ceremony held by the Meade County Chamber of Commerce. A turnout so large, in fact, that over 50 people attended so that they could be the first to taste Main Street Creamery custard.

Prior to opening Meade County Chamber of Commerce Director Annie Hamilton gave away a $15 gift certificate to an adorable toddler named Randi Kelly, so she could splurge on her first taste of custard.

Around noon, the smiling staff of Main Street Creamery assembled on the wet concrete steps in front of their establishment. A customary long ribbon and large scissors were given to the owners of Main Street Creamery as three of their staff, consisting of their three sons Brandon, Parker and Clayton Whitaker, along with Director of Chamber of Commerce Annie Hamilton and Brandenburg Mayor Ronnie Joyner, stretched the ribbon along the width of them, and posed for a photo. Before the cutting the ribbon, Tracy addressed the crowd of people who had come out to support their business on opening day.

“First I want to thank everyone for their support, from both the community, to our family and our friends.We couldn’t have done this without you. It brings us great pleasure to bring you a little bit of our home, Wisconsin, into Kentucky. We hope when you come here that you not only love the product, but that you also have an amazing experience. Welcome to Main Street Creamery!”

Applause erupted as she cut the ceremonial ribbon with the oversized pair of scissors.

Although they have only been open for a short period of time, Main Street Creamery seems to be creating a custard craze amongst patrons in Meade County. In their opening weekend, the new custard shop happily reported to have serviced over a thousand customers. Raving reviews have been seen online: “Awesome people and awesome custard. Lots of different toppings to try! My kids loved it too!” to “Very clean, friendly staff, & delicious custard! Glad to see another business downtown.”

Main Street Creamery seems to be making quite a splash by the riverfront! Be sure to dive into some custard and check them out at 134 Main Street, Suite AO, in Brandenburg. For more information, check out their Facebook page at @mainstreetcreamerybburg.

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