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Two of D.C.’s Best Ice Cream Shops Are Reportedly Weeks Away From Closing

Plus, a look at which D.C. bars have applied for sports betting licenses

Cartons of various flavors of ice cream from Trickling Springs
Various flavors of ice cream from Trickling Springs
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In the most devastating dairy news to hit D.C. in a long time, 18-year-old Trickling Springs creamery announced yesterday that it’s shutting down. The Waynesboro Record Herald reports that Trickling Springs’ processing facility in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, will stop production today, and the creamery’s two D.C. shops will close “within the coming weeks.”

Known for its minimally processed ice cream, milk, and butter, Trickling Springs has a stall in Union Market and a standalone shop across from Eastern Market. Its products were also available at Whole Foods.

Popville shared a link to a show-cause order from Pennsylvania’s Department of Banking and Securities alleging that Trickling Springs had been defrauding investors. [WRH]

Sports betting update

Gambling on sports was legalized in D.C. last year, but the wait to implement it took a hit yesterday, when a judge blocked the city from granting a sole-source contract for developing a city-wide betting app to a Greek company called Intralot. There was no competitive bidding process, and D.C. app developer Dylan Carragher had filed for a restraining order to keep the deal from going through. Meanwhile, NPR’s Martin Austermuhle reports that 12 bars have filed applications for betting licenses through the city’s liquor authority. Those licenses could reportedly be issued as early as next month. Check out the list of applicants below. [NPR]

Tequila update

A Popville tipster sent the blog details from an Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s agenda that provide a little insight into the tequila bar and wood-fired kitchen that Richard Sandoval is putting underneath the strip club in Mount Vernon Triangle. The post, which includes renderings of a basement tequila lounge, says Sandoval and prominent Mexican chef Pablo Salas are shooting to open by the spring. [Popville]

Funds to fight ICE

DCist has details on the District’s latest effort to help undocumented immigrants who have been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The city will dole out $2.5 million to 22 local organizations that provide legal services to immigrants in D.C. Money will also go toward “know your rights” workshops and providing support to green card holders and victims of domestic violence. [DCist]

Trickling Springs Creamery

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