The man who brought designer doughnuts to Dallas plans to open a soda fountain and ice cream parlor in late 2015.
Hypnotic Emporium, as it will be called, will be located directly next door to owner James St. Peter's shop, Hypnotic Donuts. The emporium will sell homemade soda, hard-to-find candy and ice cream made by Denton shop Beth Marie's.
"It's the best ice cream I've ever had," said St. Peter, an ice cream lover himself. He decided to open an ice cream parlor simply because he says he couldn't find good ice cream near his East Dallas shop.
Some of the flavors will play off of Hypnotic's famous flavors, such as the Evil Elvis, a combination of banana, peanut butter, honey and bacon ice cream. The doughnut by the same name is one of the more iconic Hypnotic Donuts offerings. St. Peter also hopes to sell a habanero passion fruit sherbet, modeled after a similar doughnut.
The shop will have a 1920's nostalgic look, with a vintage cherry wood bar and marble counter tops.
St. Peter's team will mix the syrup for housemade sodas; no Cola-Cola products here. They will also sell candies such as limited-edition Pez dispensers, Nut Goodies and Valomilk. A new team of pastry makers will design housemade truffles.
St. Peter has been working on opening an ice cream shop for 18 months. Patrons will have to wait a few more, as construction hasn't even begun on the new space yet.
The owner hopes to open "near the end of 2015," he says.
Want a sneak peek? Hypnotic Donuts, at 9007 Garland Road, will give away free samples of its coffee ice cream from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6.