Wareham ice cream business eyes Marion spot for second shop

Jun 15, 2020

MARION — Patrick’s Candy Pantry may have a sweet successor in Gone Country Ice Cream, which came before the Planning Board on June 15 to request permission to open behind Tri-Town Barbershop. 

Bryanne Tucy runs a shop in Wareham, and came before the Planning Board to get a sense of whether they thought a country-themed, coffeeshop-style ice cream shop would work on Wareham Road.

“I have looked at that spot for years and years and years and thought ‘why is that not an ice cream shop?’” Tucy said.  

She said she would prefer to run the shop all year long, but would close in January and February if needed. 

The board gave Tucy several things to consider, but seemed to support the idea. 

Tucy said that she would plan to use the space just for take out initially (and possibly permanently), and also deliver to the school to cut down traffic from the school to her shop. 

She would prefer to be able to scoop out her product on the spot, but said she would be willing to do whatever she had to (including prepackaged ice cream) to make the idea work, as long as it wasn’t too expensive. 

Board member Chris Collings recalled that selling entirely prepackaged candy was important for Patrick’s Candy, because of the fumes from the barbershop. 

Planning Board Chair Will Saltonstall said that the business would be defined as a fast food restaurant and would likely need a special permit and minor site plan review. 

Board member Eileen Marum suggested that Tucy check with the board of registration and cosmetology. 

Board members also suggested she would have to touch base with the Board of Health.

Though Pactrick’s Candy is no longer there, Andrew Daniel said that “a lot of the legwork was done with the candy shop.”