After almost five years, Lick Honest Ice Creams is closing up shop at its original 2032 S. Lamar Blvd. location. The farm-to-cream shop owned by Anthony Sobotik and Chad Pamatier will serve its final scoops at the location on Wednesday at 10 p.m.
But South Austinites need not worry. Lick will open a new location at 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. in the Lamar Union mixed-use development on Tuesday. To celebrate the opening, they are giving away a free scoop to each customer from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. that day, and all proceeds from the first day of business will benefit Hill Country Ride for AIDS (HCRA).
Lick is the latest in the exodus from the old shopping center on South Lamar, with Horseshoe Lounge closing up shop last year and Barley Swine moving from South Austin to North Austin earlier this year.
The Lamar Union location will have the same hours as the original South Lamar location, 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The new shop, which will be about 20 percent bigger than the original, will join a Lick family that includes locations at 6555 Burnet Road and at the Pearl complex in San Antonio.