Mimi’s Handmade Ice Cream to Open in Late Summer in Arlington

Mimi’s Handmade Ice Cream to Open in Late Summer in Arlington

Pentagon Row Becomes Westpost

Mimi’s Handmade Ice Cream will open in late summer at Westpost at National Landing (formerly Pentagon Row) in Arlington. The 935-square-foot store at 1201 S. Joyce Street will feature ice cream, sorbet, and other frozen treats, made in the store from locally sourced ingredients.

Retiring from a 35-year career in finance, Rollin Amore’s lifetime living in Europe and Asia has prepared him for creating delicious handmade ice cream. While travelling, Amore never missed a chance to taste local cuisines, especially desserts. When he returned home, he would re-create the flavorful desserts for his daughters, Mimi and Alexandra.

42 flavors of ice cream will be featured, including mango, sweet Thai basil, matcha and more, as well as classic favorites like vanilla and chocolate.

“I have been cooking and creating desserts since I was seven years old and I am excited to make this hobby my job,” said Rollin Amore. “Americans love ice cream, and ... I look forward to opening Mimi’s in the growing National Landing neighborhood.”

Mimi’s will join the expanding mix of retailers in the National Landing community, including Bun’d Up, Mattie & Eddie’s and Nighthawk Pizza which will open this fall, said Dan Corwin of Federal Realty. Westpost will include a central plaza with outdoor dining and an ice skating rink (November through March). https://www.westpostva.com/