Dewey’s in Winston-Salem acquires Blue Ridge Ice Creams

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Ella Grove, 9, enjoys a cone while Debbie Lee (second from left) and Alison Turner pass out treats at Dewey's to celebrate the local bakery's acquisition of Blue Ridge Ice Creams. (Credit: DAVID ROLFE/JOURNAL)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dewey’s Bakery in Winston-Salem has acquired Blue Ridge Ice Creams to create what company officials call “the perfect marriage” of ice cream and fresh-baked goods.

Debbie Lee and Scott Rieckmann, the creators and founders of Blue Ridge Ice Creams, said they will stay on with Dewey’s. Officials said both homegrown Winston-Salem businesses are now under one roof at Thruway Shopping Center.

“We have been making ice cream for 25 years and will continue to do that here,” Lee said Friday afternoon, standing in front of the remodeled Dewey’s Bakery during the announcement, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. “It is double your pleasure because it is ice cream and cake.”

Ella Grove, 9, wore a pink dress and said she enjoyed the first serving of pink lemonade ice cream, rolled out for the occasion. The lemon ice cream reportedly includes chunks of Dewey’s pink lemonade cake and icing.

“It is really different and fun,” said Ella, the daughter of Dewey’s marketing director, Zack Grove, according to The Journal. “It is like pink lemonade and the icing is very creamy and scrumptious.”

Dewey’s officials said they are planning a new selection of ice cream flavors inspired by some of its more popular baked products. The company said it would offer about 20 flavors of ice cream each day on a rotating seasonal schedule.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.