Gelati Celesti expands to Short Pump
Gelati Celesti, a local ice cream company, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the opening of a third location at The Corner at Short Pump in Henrico County.
The new store at 11805 W. Broad St. will open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 20. Company officials will be serving handmade ice cream along with a toast during a private party at the new location on Nov. 19.
Peter Edwards started the company in 1984. It opened its first location at Gold's Gym Plaza at 8906 West Broad Street. Edwards sold the business to a longtime friend, Steve Rosser, in 2010. Since then, Rosser added another location in Bon Air at the Stony Point Shopping Center and an ice cream truck.
In addition, 25 Richmond restaurants and two Tazza Kitchen locations outside the state carry Gelati Celesti.