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Local couple’s first date led to opening ice cream shop at Camp North End

CHARLOTTE — Garrett Tichy and Jessica Berresse’s first date included taste-testing an ice cream flight — complete with an option created by Tichy.

Now, the couple is set to open their own ice cream shop, called Seemingly Overzealous. That 700-square-foot venture opens on May 20 at Camp North End. It’s located at 701 Keswick Ave., Suite 102.

It all started when the duo met via Instagram during the pandemic. Tichy had turned to baking and making ice cream to fill his time; Berresse offered to be a taste-tester. Their relationship stuck — and so did the ice cream, with a focus on making it approachable to all. They called on friends to become taste-testers before turning to online sales.

Seemingly Overzealous is focused on high-quality, dairy-free options. Expect standard flavors such as vanilla, chocolate and mint chocolate chip, as well as creative combinations like strawberry pretzel crunch, banana pancake, peanut butter & jelly, Earl Grey and toasted coconut and almond, in the opening lineup. Flavors will rotate monthly.

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