Charmery co-founders David and Laura Alima outside their newest location on York Road. Still via video.

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the official opening of pool season and the unofficial start of summer, Towson is getting a much-anticipated new ice cream shop.

The Charmery’s second location will open at 6807 York Road this Saturday at noon, according to a campy video announcement featuring husband-and-wife co-founders David and Laura Alima.

A rep for the Alimas sent along an announcement video, which the Towson Flyer has posted on YouTube (and written about here) for your viewing pleasure:

YouTube video

Master creamer David Alima says in the clip that the shop will be premiering its summer menu with 16 flavors, including two non-dairy options.

First announced in October 2017, the Towson outpost is part of a small but significant expansion campaign by the Alimas. Sitting in a commercial strip in the Rodgers Forge Anneslie area, the space is roughly 1,000 square feet.

“It’s kind of been fun to reimagine what we have here at The Charmery, what we love most about it, and then think about new things that we can bring to the table in a new location,” Laura Alima told Baltimore Fishbowl in the fall from their flagship Hampden location.

The couple opened their original spot at the corner of W. 36th Street and Chestnut Avenue in 2013. They announced last June that they would be opening a larger production and serving space, dubbed “The Ice Cream Factory,” at Union Craft Brewing’s forthcoming Union Collective commercial space in Medfield. That location will be about 5,500 square feet, with an event space and additional storage room.

This story has been corrected to reflect that The Charmery’s new location is in Anneslie, not Rodgers Forge.

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...