Gelu Italian opens “ice box” for the summer

Gelu Italian Ice has opened its standalone location outside of Sutherlands at 2405 F Road in Grand Junction.

Gelu also operates mobile carts and serves Italian ice treats at fairs, farmers markets and festivals in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.

The location at Sutherlands — dubbed the “ice box”  — offers a place where people can drive up, purchase Italian ice treats and relax in a shaded outdoor seating area, said Karin Gookin, co-owner of the operation.

Gelu Italian ice offers a mix of fruit, sugar and water blended into a dessert. Gelu offers more than 20 flavors served in two sizes. Gelu also sells products in take-home sizes ranging from pints to 3-gallon containers.

“We take pride in where we live and use locally grown fruits whenever possible,” Gookin said. “Our mission is to provide the highest quality and best-tasting products for our customers.”

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