Frozen dessert shop opening Sept. 13 in downtown Lexington

Spotz Gelato opened locations in Georgetown and Versailles in the spring
Spotz Gelato owner Beth Richardson

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The award-winning, Kentucky-proud business Spotz Gelato will open Sept. 13 at 128 North Broadway in downtown Lexington. The frozen dessert scoop shop follows successful openings this spring in Georgetown and Versailles.

Located across from Saul Good and beside Savane Silver, the Lexington location will be decorated in Spotz’s signature hot pink and dots. A Charity Preview Night is set for 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12. All proceeds from the Charity Preview Night will benefit the Lexington Humane Society and adoptable dogs will be on-site. The Grand Opening is noon-9 p.m. Sept. 13.

“We are thrilled to be in downtown Lexington in time for fall events, festivals and basketball,” said Spotz Gelato owner Beth Richardson. “Spotz will fill the need in downtown for an after-dinner dessert spot, post-work or lunchtime sweet treat, or quick stop to or from basketball games.”

The shop will feature sandwich cookies and cones, milkshakes, floats, sundaes and sundae boards, Italian Sodas and Affogato (gelato with coffee). Ten flavors will be carried in the shop, with new offerings created weekly and a special UK Wildcat flavor. A new offering in all locations: pints of gelato that can be taken home or ordered online for curbside pickup.

Kentucky Proud ingredients including milk, fruit, pecans, sorghum and even Woodford Reserve Bourbon are used to make the small-batch gelato and sorbet. Richardson took a hobby of farming and turned it into a business when she and husband Philip Enlow created Spotz Gelato in 2013. Initially sold solely from a food truck, the gelato is made by hand in a commercial kitchen on Richardson’s and Enlow’s farm outside of Midway.

“We source Kentucky-Proud items whenever possible and love supporting our local farmers,” Richardson said. “You’ll never find artificial ingredients or flavors in our products. Spotz Gelato’s mission is to create a taste of Italy with the very best ingredients the Bluegrass has to offer.”

Richardson said the brand’s No. 1 flavor, out of more than 50, is Cookies and Cream.

The Lexington scoop shop will be open seven days a week from noon-9 p.m. The same schedule is observed at the Versailles shop, 148 Court Street, and the Georgetown location at 135 West Main Street. Not to be left out, the fleet of hot-pink, vintage trucks will be at events around the state through October. Trucks and indoor mini-bars may be rented for events, weddings and private parties throughout Kentucky.