Country Whip To Re-Open
The Country Whip Ice Cream Stand on Route 105 in Acushnet was the scene of a fire on May 9 that caused the business to close.
The owners said the fire, which broke out in the building’s attic, was electrical in nature and caused extensive damage
However, Amanda McQuillan, whose family owns the Country Whip, told WBSM's Phil Paleologos that a massive repair effort was undertaken and is now nearly complete.
"The electric has been redone, all the smoke damage is cleared out, we had to put new walls in, a new roof ,we had to replace all the equipment in the ice cream area from water damage," said McQuillan " and they're hooking up the soft serve machines."
Now the business is preparing for a grand re-opening on Friday.
McQuillan says that the re-opening will feature some great music and lots of ice cream.
"It's gonna be a really good time, we're gonna have music and we're gonna have alot of fun and catch up with all of our regulars and hopefully some of your listeners and just have a really good time and enjoy some good ice cream and some good food," said McQuillan.
The Grand Opening begins at 11 a.m.