Little Man Ice Cream Announces Closure of Shops through April 10

-In support of Hancock’s Stay-at-Home Directive and to stem the spread of COVID-19-

Denver, CO (March 24, 2020) The Little Man Ice Cream Company has announced the closure of its five Denver locations today at 5:00PM. The decision was made to ensure that the company supports Michael Hancock’s stay-at-home order issued on March 23. Although the ice cream shop known for its legendary lines is allowed to remain open because it is a TO-GO operation, the management team feels it is in the best interest of their staff and community safety to close its doors until the mandate is lifted on April 10.

In a statement issued to the company’s staff, Loren Martinez, Director of Operations noted, “With today’s stay-at-home directive from the Mayor, it is with great consideration and a heavy heart that we must close until the mandate ends on April 10th. While this decision was difficult, we know it is the right one. From the beginning, we have stressed that the safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority. With that being the underlying goal, we believe that closing our doors and windows now is not only the right decision for our safety, but it will add to the community’s goal of shortening the impact of COVID-19. We must all do our part!”

Paul Tamburello, owner and founder of Little Man encouraged his team, “From day one, it has been our mission to make a difference, one scoop at a time. For over eleven years, this company has made an impact on the lives of thousands. Now having seven scoop shops, catering hundreds of weddings, and serving over ninety wholesale partners– our mission has spread further than ever imagined. From hunger relief programs to childhood welfare, every scoop has mattered. When we reopen, these scoops will matter more than ever. You all created this and will continue it in the near future. For now be safe, stay healthy and stay connected to those around you.”

Facebook and Instagram posts to the community announced, “With today’s stay-at-home directive from the Mayor, it is with great consideration and a heavy heart that we have made the decision to close our shops until the mandate ends on April 10. We want to protect our staff and our community from the spread of this disease. We will remain open today until 5PM. COME STOCK UP ON PINTS TODAY to get some comfort food in your freezer for the movie marathon ahead. From our family to yours, be safe, stay healthy. We value all of you dearly and are grateful for your support. By being smart and staying at home we will all add to the community’s goal of shortening the impact of COVID-19. Together we can beat Coronavirus one day at a time.”

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