Coming Soon: Hershey’s Ice Cream at 92 Hester Street

Posted on: August 4th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

The spillover of produce crates and shelves from the adjacent Heng Yun Market will soon revert to their nascent 94 Hester Street HQ.  Indeed, a new player is in town and it’s of the corporate ilk.  No more shenanigans.  In due course, a Hershey’s Ice Cream franchise is slated to open in the former hair salon at 92 Hester.

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Yesterday morning, workers were seen painting the empty space, with power miter saw and ladders at the ready.  The new banner hanging from the store awning indicates the ever-cliched “coming soon” status.

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Hershey’s Ice Cream is of no relation to the chocolate makers of same name.  To confuse matters, both companies were founded in early 1900s Lancaster County by members of separate unrelated Hershey families.  And as you might imagine, there have been numerous trademark disputes in through the generations.  Read about it here.

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