Opening Doors for a Wonderful Summer

Opening Doors for a Wonderful Summer

Phase 5 couldn’t have come soon enough. After much discussion, we have decided to open the doors and welcome our patrons back into the store. We miss the synergy and excitement that comes with a warm summer night family ice cream runs, first dates, and post-baseball game meet-ups. We miss making eye contact with our […]

Opening Doors for a Wonderful Summer

Time to Rebuild Our Sense of Community in 2021

So much of 2020 was heart wrenching and tough. The daily reminders of those we lost, those infected, and positivity percentages.  The cataclysmic shift in how we live our lives, is hard to wrap our heads around. But now, the latest statistic being shared daily is the number of vaccines being administered a day. It gives […]

A New Start to Season 20

A New Start to Season 20

Capannari Ice Cream has been preparing to re-open the retail shop to make it CDC compliant. Our focus is to ensure both our customers and our staff are safe, prepared, and ready to make the necessary adjustments. With some small changes, we are ready to go! I was able to sit in the gazebo this […]

20 Years and Counting

20 Years and Counting

Here we go again!  I CANNOT believe we are in our 20th season. It can’t be true! I love my job as much as I did the day it all began. June 30, 2001, was the day it all started. We had 12 kids on staff, ice cream in dip cabinets and a WHOLE LOTTA […]

A summer of fun ahead!

A summer of fun ahead!

It’s that time of year.  We have spent the winter months picking out our summer Mooovies, listening to bands for Concerts in the Park, and ordering our flags for I-Pledge. We are so fortunate to have fellow merchants understand the importance of our events. Their monetary support helps us pay for copyrights, band fees, and […]

2019 Start of Season!

2019 Start of Season!

Am I the only one in the Midwest that thinks the winter has flown by?  We were just doing our close out pint sale, right?  Every season, I envision myself closing shop and heading somewhere warm. NEVER happens! As soon as we close, we take a one week break to breathe in and then we […]

New Adventure with Goldbelly

New Adventure with Goldbelly

Capannari Ice Cream is excited to be partnering with Goldbelly.  Our previous partner, Foody Direct was bought out by Goldbelly and Goldbelly has graciously taken us in.  We are so happy because, for our customer,  NOTHING but the name has changed.  You can still get CHICAGO’S BEST Ice Cream delivered all over the country.  For […]

Events ‘A Plenty!

Events ‘A Plenty!

The number one question I’m always asked as we wind down a season is “Do you go to Florida in your off season?” I WISH!! The day we close the shop in October, we shift gears and start to prepare for the next season. I’m the only one in Chicago who thinks the winter goes too […]

Time To Teach

Time To Teach

I absolutely love getting out of the daily routine at Capannari’s to teach. I just returned from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where I was invited to talk at a 2-day short course for new and “almost in the industry” ice cream shop owners. The class was a mix of people, from some who have […]