A new ice cream dessert parlour in Loughborough has created 20 jobs.
Dolcino opens on Saturday,11 July, in the former space occupied by Santander on Cattle Market.
The independent store, which makes and sells up to 39 flavours of Italian ice cream, known as gelato, will be selling a range of hot and cold drinks and desserts, including sweet and savoury waffles, crêpes, sundaes and a range of cakes and brownies.
Kirsten Arcadio, co-founder of Dolcino, said: “Our staff are really excited about the opening.
“We’ve been training them to make our gelato, which is made using the Carpigiani gelato-making machines from Italy.
“The new gelato parlour will be the first to open in the town.
“We want the store to be a fun place for young people and families to come to.”
Kirsten said: “Our family has been in the business since my husband’s grandfather first sold gelato in Rome in the 1950s. We decided to open our first Dolcino because of our love for traditional Italian gelato.
“We believe gelato is the next big thing, like coffee was ten years ago. Coming from three generations of gelato artisans, we are well placed to give Loughborough a quality gelato experience that is fun and funky at the same time.
“We decided to open Dolcino in Loughborough because it is a thriving University town.”
It will be open from 9am until 11pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on Sundays.