WEST LOOP — Is it too soon to start thinking about ice cream shops?
Perhaps, but come this spring, there will be a new shop in the West Loop — Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream.
The Ohio company known for its creative flavors has signed a lease at 900 W. Randolph St., according to Tucker Development, the building’s owner.
Kerigan McNamara, a spokeswoman for Jeni’s, confirmed the shop would be open this spring and more plans would be announced soon.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream will join Toronto-based Kinton Ramen and Independence, an upscale menswear boutique, who have all recently signed leases at the West Loop development that houses Roman-style pizzeria Bonci and Lululemon.
Jeni’s first Chicago location opened in September 2013 at 3404 N. Southport Ave. in Lakeview. The chain has since opened other locations in Wrigleyville, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and Old Town.
Jeni Britton Bauer opened her first Jeni’s in Columbus, Ohio in 2002, and has grown the chain to 34 locations across the country.