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Ice Cream & Waffle Shop Opening In Historic Newtown-Wrightstown Toll House

The Newtown-Wrightstown Toll House.
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A historic building in Newtown Township will become the newest location for a popular ice cream and waffle shop.

The 600-square-foot yellow Newtown-Wrightstown Toll House on South Eagle Road at the Village at Newtown shopping center will be converted into the newest location for Nina’s Waffles and Sweets. The toll house sits next to the Wells Fargo Bank.

A representative for the business said their target opening date is April.

Attorney Ed Murphy, who came before the Board of Supervisors recently on behalf of Nina’s Waffles and Sweets, said the building will be only used by employees of the business. The seasonal operation plans to be close between Thanksgiving and April.

Customers will be able to walk up to a service window and place their order. An outdoor patio with a seating area will allow customers to sit down and enjoy their sweet treats.

The Board of Supervisors approved conditional use for the business, which would allow operation from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Murphy said Nina’s Waffles and Sweets plans to hire local young people to staff the new location.

The company makes its products from scratch in Warminster.

Nina’s Waffles and Sweets has two popular locations in New Hope, one at Peddler’s Village in Buckingham and in Sergeantsville, New Jersey. They also operate a truck that serves up the company’s sweets.

The toll house was moved from the corner of Sycamore Street and Durham Road several years ago. Once moved to the shopping center, it was not hooked up to all utilities.

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Tom Sofield

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