New Ice Cream Shop at Red Bridge
By John Sharp
Lane4 Property Group, the owner and manager of Red Bridge Shopping Center, has announced a new locally owned and operated ice cream and specialty treat shop, Cookies and Creamery, will open its first brick and mortar facility at 533 E. Red Bridge Rd. next to Crows Coffee on the north side of the center.
The new owner, Kiffany Bosserman, since 2017 has owned and operated Cottontale KC Natural Cotton Candy which provides organic cotton candy with a wide variety of 14 different flavors such as cookie dough, maple bacon, pink lemonade and pina colada at area events ranging from large corporate parties and grand openings to intimate family gatherings.
She recently added new treats at these events under the Cookies and Creamery banner such as four varieties of her signature Creamwiches – ice cream sandwiches made with local ice cream and fresh baked cookies and rolled in specialty toppings.
The new shop will feature the Creamwiches and other locally produced treats from some of Kansas City’s best treat-makers including at least 10 flavors of local ice creams available by the scoop, fresh-baked cookies from Mary’s Mountain Cookies, PopCulture Gourmet Popcorn and a selection of milks from Shatto Milk Co. Another signature item will be Bosserman’s hand-crafted Horchata, a non-dairy Latin American drink made from rice and spices that will serve as the shop’s non-dairy milk option and be used to make a non-dairy Horchata hot cocoa. Several other menu items also will reflect Bosserman’s Mexican heritage.
The shop which Bosserman hopes will open by late fall also will include a kid’s corner with toys and books from local makers and authors.
Bosserman and her husband Steve are raising their family in the Red Bridge area, so operating the shop will literally be serving their neighbors.
Returning an ice cream shop to the Red Bridge Shopping Center which once housed a popular Baskin-Robbins shop has long been a stated goal of Lane4 President Owen Buckley. Wonderscope’s recent opening certainly won’t hurt the new shop’s chances of success.