Freezer burn: Brown Chicken Brown Cow on 2nd Street has closed

Brown Chicken Brown Cow, the ice cream shop on Two Street that opened in October 2012, looks to have closed up shop during this harsh winter.  The interior is cleared out and a rental sign now hangs prominently in the front window. Oh, and they haven’t shoveled their sidewalk, either.

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Brown Chicken Brown Cow in Pennsport (Photo: James Jennings)

The former home of Strange Brew Coffee, Brown Chicken Brown Cow offered hand dipped ice cream from Shady Brook Farms in Yardley as well as a variety of desserts, juices and coffees. Much like Strange Brew, it seems as though businesses just can’t seem to stick at the location — no matter how good it is for the neighborhood.

Located within a stone’s throw of Herron Park “Sprayground” at 2nd and Reed streets, it’s hard to believe BCBC didn’t make it for a second summer. While it was certainly an odd location, a consistent flow of people in and out of the adjacent Cross Fit 2 St seemed to show that there was some new life for businesses along Two Street. A welcome site considering new homes are going up left and right.

BCBC has cleared out (Photo: James Jennings)
BCBC has cleared out (Photo: James Jennings)

Though there has been no official “goodbye” so-to-speak, it looks all but certain they have closed. Their website is live but without any information, their Facebook page no longer exists and they haven’t tweeted since last September.

As always, should we find out any more info on the whereabouts of BCBC and the future of the shop in Pennsport, we’ll keep you posted.

Ice Cream and CrossFit, like Peanut Butter and Jelly (Photo: James Jennings)
Ice Cream and CrossFit, like Peanut Butter and Jelly (Photo: James Jennings)

– James Jennings is the founder of the blog Pennsporter — a site dedicated to exploring the neighborhood  from Washington to Snyder, the Delaware to Fourth.

2 thoughts on “Freezer burn: Brown Chicken Brown Cow on 2nd Street has closed

  • March 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Building owners with vacant businesses all over the city have become pretty lax with the shoveling of snow lately… I guess since it has been so frequent this year, they think you get a pass or something from the responsibility…

  • March 7, 2014 at 10:52 am

    This was one of the most amateur operations I’ve ever been in. While they did coffee/espresso, it was 95% an icecream joint, which they opened in the Fall. Couldn’t have been great timing. They stayed open through the summer then closed again in the winter. So really they were open as a legit icecream place for only a few months of the season. Most of the time they were in there playing PC games with friends. Seemed like it was some parent’s attempt to get their kid to work by running a business. Hopefully a real coffee shop opens up. There’s definitely more houses and potential customers in the immediate area now.

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