You win some and you lose some — in this case Watertown food options.
Arsenal Yards welcomed Ben & Jerry’s this week, in a small building of its own near the City Works Eatery & Pour House and The Majestic 7 movie theater. For now, the “Scoop Shop” is only open for take out and delivery due to COVID-19 restrictions
Farther down Arsenal Street, Miller’s Ale House has closed. The Watertown location, which opened in early 2012, no longer appears on the list of restaurants on the Miller’s Ale House website, and Katie Sullivan, Marketing Director for the developers of Arsenal Yards — Boylston Properties, confirmed that Miller’s has shut its doors.
Last week, Ben & Jerry’s had a soft opening, and celebrated by donated ice cream to some of those caring for people during the COVID-19 outbreak. They sent out the following announcement:
Ben & Jerry’s newest Scoop Shop celebrated its opening by donating more than 250 scoops of ice cream to the staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital this week. The ice cream shop at Arsenal Yards in Watertown, MA officially opened on June 6th.
“We are very excited to be a part of the Watertown community,” said Jason Sweeney, owner/operator of the Ben & Jerry’s franchise in Watertown. “We look forward to serving Ben & Jerry’s to our guests and giving back to our local communities. We’re happy our first community event was at Newton Wellesley on Tuesday to let them know how much we appreciate them.”
The new Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop at 103 Arsenal Yards Boulevard is currently offering takeout and delivery daily from 1:00-9:00 PM. All menu items are available to go including cones, cups, milkshakes, sundaes, and pints. Customers can even order ahead for in-store or curbside pickup at www.benjerry.com/takeout.
After the initial phase of take-out and delivery service, the Watertown Scoop Shop will open its doors to the full Ben & Jerry’s euphoric experience.
“We can’t tell you how happy we are to be open at Arsenal Yards.” said Jason. “We look forward to scooping up all of our local fan-favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavors, filled with chunks and swirls.”