Medzo Gelato Bar will be three years old this month, and hands-on owner-operators Fareed and Jennifer Al-Abboud are happy to report that they have just renewed their lease for another three years.
As local residents, the dynamic pair are dedicated to their Burien location where many of their customers have become friends, and they are optimistic about the charming shop’s future.
After running two shops for three years, the couple hoped to downsize into one shop with in-house production, so they opened a Pioneer Square location in April and reluctantly put their Burien shop on the market for a brief moment. Fortunately, they discovered that the two shops complemented each other, so they decided to keep both locations and adjusted their hours according to sales patterns. Pioneer Square is busier during the day, and Burien is solid at night and on the weekends, offering a workable, although long work week. During the day, when the Burien shop is closed, the two are making gelato downtown, and they return to Burien in the evening where they maintain a strong owner presence.
Running two shops with a hand-crafted product is strenuous, so their long-term goal is to achieve greater work-life balance, and year-round support will be a determining factor in where they ultimately land during their early retirement years. Since summer “ice cream” sales are slower in a neighborhood shop than a destination location, fall and winter sales will be critical in Burien. So here’s your chance! Come visit your neighbors at Medzo, rain, shine or snow. There is much to enjoy from their handcrafted gelato and cozy ambience, and they are now offering low-season promotions to entice you, including a holiday loyalty card and holiday gelato pies.
Stop by after dinner or drop in with the family on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon! They offer a perfect pick me up as you stroll the streets of Olde Burien’s small business center during the holiday season. But remember, gelato is cool any time.
Winter hours are Tuesday through Friday 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday 1 – 10 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 9 p.m.
For holiday pie and pint orders, email [email protected] any time.
Medzo Gelato Bar
917 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
Phone: (206) 935 4333
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MedzoGelatoBar/
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