FALCONER - There is a new meeting spot to beat the summer heat in Falconer.
P&T's Sweet Spot is the new business located at 2 W. Main St., Falconer, serving up all favorites you would expect from your local ice cream parlor. From soft and hard ice cream to floats, shakes, sundaes and banana splits, people can find their favorite cold snack to hit their sweet spot.
The business is owned by Phil Ricotta and managed by Tabitha Whitacre. The business is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through Labor Day. Hours will change in September to just the weekend, with the business opening Friday afternoon and closing Sunday night.
Center, David Krieg, Falconer mayor, cuts the ribbon during the grand-opening-celebration for P&T’s Sweet Spot, 2 W. Main St., Falconer, Saturday, July 28. The business is owned by Phil Ricotta, left of Krieg, and managed by Tabitha Whitacre, right of Krieg.
"We feature Upstate-made ice cream for our soft serve to support New York state farmers and Pierre's from Cleveland, Ohio, for our hard serve ice cream," Ricotta said.
Ricotta said his new business opened for the first time May 16. Ricotta also owns Phil's Automobile Plaza in Falconer and has been waiting for an opportunity to bring an ice cream business to the village.
"I've been trying to do it for years. The community was lacking this service," he said. "Everybody has been great. They are saying it is about time. I'm investing in the community. Hopefully people will enjoy. Everybody has been leaving with a smile on their face."
Ms. Whitacre said the business has been receiving regular patrons who visit everyday or every other day.
"The kids have been great. They ring the bell and have big smiles on their faces," she said. "Hopefully everything goes well and we will be here year after year. We would like to thank everyone for their support."
Ricotta said the business is centrally located in Falconer, so it is the perfect location for children to ride their bikes to or for senior citizens to take an evening walk around the village with their favorite ice cream treat.
"Once a couple kids rode up on their bikes and emptied their pockets on the picnic table. They started counting their money. They had more than $9 in change. They bought ice cream and soda, and then spent the rest on candy," Ricotta said.
In August, P&T's Sweet Spot will be featuring several specials. Saturday will be family night with a family-friendly movie playing for customers; Sunday will be classic car night with 10 percent off prices for those participating; Tuesday and Wednesday will be 10 percent off for senior citizens; Thursday will be bike night with 10 percent off for those that ride a motorcycle; and Friday '50s and '60s music will be playing. Also, sports teams receive 10 percent off prices, as well.
For more information, visit P&T's Sweet Spot on Facebook.