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Scoops reopens after month-long renovation
Scoops owner Susan Kirk cuts the ribbon to officially reopen her ice cream shop on the Covington Square Feb. 5

COVINGTON, Ga. - With one cut of a pair of ceremonial scissors through a red ribbon Feb. 5, Scoops owner Susan Kirk reopened her shop on the Covington Square and gave her customers what they had been missing for a month- ice cream.

Kirk said after 15 years in business it was time for the remodel.

"I was here 15 years and the surfaces were getting worn- to me," she said, " I had customers saying to me 'What are you doing that for?' But to me, the floor, I couldn't keep polished and clean. My cabinets were particle board when I first opened. Some of my counter tops were laminate and not solid surface. So I just wanted to make it nice, clean it up and have it nice.

"I feel like when every customer walks in they are coming into my house. So when they walk into my house, I want it to be clean and new and fresh. So, I just was ready.

With 32 flavors and an unlimited amount of toppings, Kirk says Scoops has an ice cream flavor for everyone. 

"The idea was, when I first put it in, was the ice cream facings are 32 flavors. So in order to make the most of the space, I put in a frost top to allow me to customize the ice cream and make more flavors so I wouldn't have to turn anybody away," she said.

Kirk also said that every season is ice cream season.

"People always ask me' Do people eat ice cream in the winter?' And the answer is 'yes'," she said," I do the same amount of volume in July as I do in December. I'm lucky enough to have people enjoy ice cream year-round."

Scoops is open 7 days a week. Its winter hours are 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. except Friday and Saturday when it's open until 10:00 p.m. Sunday hours are noon until 9:00 p.m.