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Ice Spot’ hand-rolled ice cream parlor to open at Bell Tower

FORT MYERS, Fla., (July 3, 2019) – Bell Tower proudly welcomes Ice Spot to its growing list of trendy culinary attractions, offering shoppers and restaurant patrons another option to satisfy their sweet tooth.

The freestanding shop specializes in hand-rolled ice cream, which is made by pouring fresh cream onto a frozen metal surface before using a spatula to scrape the ice cream into rolls. The innovative concept originated in Asia and allows ice cream lovers to customize flavors and mix-ins, then watch as it’s made on the spot.

“There literally are hundreds of flavor combinations, fillers and toppings, so our ice cream selection is highly customizable,” said Ice Spot Owner Jason Dao. “It’s always exciting to watch children and first-time guests react to seeing their order transform from a liquid to a solid within a minute.”

Ice Spot also will serve boba tea, or bubble tea, a flavored Taiwanese beverage that can contain tea, milk and its signature balls of tapioca.

Bell Tower is home to a number of popular restaurants, including Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Burntwood Tavern (coming soon), Cantina Laredo, DaRuMa Japanese Steak House, Dave & Buster’s, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Mimi’s Café, Society, TGI Friday’s and World of Beer.

“While our restaurants serve a variety of desserts and pastries, Ice Spot is both an ice cream parlor and an attraction,” said Shannon Palzer, marketing manager for Bell Tower. “It adds yet another element in Bell Tower’s evolution from an upscale shopping center into a community hub for shopping, dining and entertainment.”

Ice Spot will open in August 2019 between DaRuMa and The Walking Company.

Bell Tower recently completed a comprehensive redevelopment to modernize the 343,000-square-foot destination through updated architecture, redesigned storefronts, fresh paint and contemporary lighting.

About Bell Tower

Bell Tower is a landmark shopping, dining and entertainment destination centrally located in Fort Myers, Florida. The open-air center offers fine retail shops including eclectic boutiques and shopping favorites Williams-Sonoma, Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Talbots, francesca’s and Ulta. Exceptional shopping is complemented by distinctive restaurants: DaRuMa Japanese Steak House, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Cantina Laredo, Mimi’s Café, T.G.I. Friday’s, Society and World of Beer. Bell Tower also is home to Dave & Buster’s, The Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 20-screen Regal Cinema complex. A community partner and pet-friendly destination, Bell Tower Shops hosts special events throughout the year, including concerts, fundraisers, art fairs and more. Visit www.TheBellTowerShops.com for more information.

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private real estate investment manager, developer, operator and service provider headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1992, the company’s reputation is built on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of commercial mixed-use assets in major gateway and emerging high-growth markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette partners with global institutional and private investors to achieve industry-leading investment performance across asset classes. In addition, the firm provides integrated management and leasing services to many of the most sophisticated institutional owners in the industry. On behalf of owners and investors, Madison Marquette provides insight, and often innovative incorporation of retail, that results in high-performing and unique real estate destinations that add long-term value to their communities. Current high-profile projects include The Wharf in Washington, D.C., the redevelopment of the Asbury Park waterfront in New Jersey and Pacific Place in Seattle, WA. The firm covers major U.S. markets through its primary offices in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale.  Madison Marquette is a member of the Capital Guidance global group of companies. For more information, visit www.MadisonMarquette.com.