Sunny Daes Opens New Ice Cream Shop In Norwalk

NORWALK, CT — Sunny Daes Ice Cream, a family-owned company offering homemade ice cream and gelato products, officially opened its newest store Thursday in Norwalk.

Located at 211 Main Street, the Norwalk store marks Sunny Daes’ sixth location in Connecticut and overall. The local chain also operates ice cream shops in Westport, Fairfield, Stamford and Trumbull.

A Sunny Daes spokesperson, who did not provide their name, told Patch the Norwalk store will offer the same delicious homemade ice cream and gelato as the chain’s other stores.

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“To make the Norwalk location more appealing,” the spokesperson said, “Sunny Daes added a drive-thru pickup window, walk-up order window and online ordering to make it faster and more convenient for customers.”

According to the spokesperson, the company was attracted to opening a Norwalk location due to the city’s unique size and friendly community.

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“Norwalk is a diverse, small city,” the spokesperson said. “The [Greater Norwalk] Chamber of Commerce and local businesses seem very engaging and helpful to new businesses, plus the fact that Norwalk is part of Fairfield County, the county with the best taste.”

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The new store held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, during which Mayor Harry Rilling welcomed Sunny Daes to the city. Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and Stat Rep. Kadeem Roberts were also in attendance despite Thursday’s rainy weather.

“The rain came down,” the spokesperson said, “but it didn’t stop the locals from supporting their new favorite ice cream shop.”

In an email to Patch, Rilling said he was excited to have Sunny Daes become a part of Norwalk’s small business community.

“There is no doubt that Norwalk has a variety of great ice cream stores,” Rilling said, “and that Sunny Daes will be a great addition to our community.”

Rilling also highlighted the emphasis the city puts on supporting small businesses in Norwalk, and that having local businesses like Sunny Daes and the recently opened UCBC Bagels grow in Connecticut is essential.

“We have an entire department, the Department of Business Development and Tourism, dedicated to supporting the business community who are hosting quarterly roundtable meetings at City Hall to keep the lines of communications open at all times,” Rilling said. “Between the city’s Storefront Improvement Program, Kiva Loan Program and Business Development Center, where businesses can come and get access to financial and technical resources to help start or grow their businesses, it is no surprise when we see new businesses coming to our city.”

Sunny Daes joins a growing roster of ice cream options in Norwalk, which includes longtime staples like Sweet Ashley’s Handcrafted Ice Cream, Mr. Frosty’s Ice Cream and Overton’s Seafood.

“Sunny Daes stands tall next to any ice cream business,” the spokesperson said. “What sets us apart is our business model: loyal to family, loyal to friends and loyal to the community; hard work and sweat, and making the best ice cream and gelato in the state…if you have not tried Sunny Daes’ ice cream then hurry, because you don’t want to miss out any longer.”

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