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Donuts by Day, Ice Cream by Night

The owner says the shop is a 'missing piece of the downtown Wayne experience.'

Donuts and ice cream are coming to downtown Wayne.

Last week Radnor Township's Zoning Hearing Board approved a request for seating at what will be a donut and ice cream shop in the basement level of the Suburban Building.

What used to house the archives of the Suburban and Wayne Times will be the  Wayne Donut Bar by day, and The Wayne Ice Cream Bar by night, according to owner Brad Liermann.

"We are the missing piece of the downtown Wayne experience. Walking from the surrounding neighborhoods to get ice cream has been missing since the Dairy Queen left," Liermann said.

"We intend to be a member of the business community that invests in the families that surround it, specifically by offering kids the opportunity to work and learn to work in a fun business environment," he said. "The ice cream business is one of tight margins and we're not out to conquer the financial world, but we would like to find an appropriate balance between teaching kids the facets of operating a business and interacting with adults, with running an ice cream store that turns a profit."

As the "curator" of the best ice cream and donuts from the region, Liermann sais they will carry a variety of brands of their products.

His hope: "It will be a place to quickly grab a coffee, donut and newspaper in the mornings, and a place for families and friends to spend time together and enjoy great ice cream in an amazing downtown setting by night."

Lindsay at Flag Lady Gifts February 26, 2013 at 02:28 PM
After the departures of Sweet Daddy's, Cold Stone, Gumdrops & Sprinkles, and Yogo Sano in downtown Wayne, a new ice cream shop will be a welcome addition! Although within a block or two, one can already get donuts at Dunkin' Donuts, Wawa, and probably at the Gryphon and Elegance.
Jessica Schwartz February 26, 2013 at 03:57 PM
I am looking forward to trying this!!
Jean Dreisbach February 26, 2013 at 06:27 PM
The only thing that could go wrong here is if kids start hanging out there
Annie Webb February 26, 2013 at 07:15 PM
I think the owners would appreciate patronage by Radnor kids. They seem very open to employing Radnor kids, I'm sure they'd be happy to take the kids' money for ice cream and doughnuts.
mitch miller February 27, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Yogo Sano is going to reopen from what I have heard from the owner.

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