“If it's Bordens It's Got To Be Good”
The last retail Borden's Ice Cream Shoppe in the world. Borden's Ice Cream is a historic ice cream parlor on Johnston Street in Lafayette, Louisiana, which was built in 1940. In 1981, the then owner, lifelong Lafayette resident Flora Levy, died. Her will stipulated a large bequest to the University of Louisiana Lafayette's Foundation; the ice cream parlor was part of that bequest. The Foundation held title to the building, and rented the space to the manager who continued to operate the business. The building had been passed down from generation to generation in the Levy family; Flora had received it from her mother. In May 2009 the Foundation sold the store to Lafayette Red's health club owner Red Lerille, who bought the property with the intention of keeping the local icon alive in Lafayette. Lerille plans to slightly renovate the building, adding a drive through window and outdoor seating. Lerille's daughter Kackie Lerille will manage the store. Lerille was quoted as saying that he is interested in mom-and-pop type businesses like the ice cream store. "I believe it is the American way, but it is dying fast. This location is actually the last Borden’s retail ice cream shop in the United States. It is a Lafayette tradition and my daughter and I fully intend to bring it back to its original state
One word, YUM!
Very cute ice cream parlor. Clean and nice people
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Borden's Ice Cream Shoppe
- Mon - Fri: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
- Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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