Upper King scoop shop Republic Ice Cream reopened on Tuesday, December 26, after sitting on the corner with its windows covered for a few weeks. The brown paper, unanswered phone calls, and no mention of renovation anywhere prompted frozen dessert fans to assume the worst.
Republic Ice Cream founder Matt Kohr confirmed that the King Street address was just closed for renovations and not for good.
The frozen dessert dispensary took over the space from Planet Smoothie in 2015, and has since spread to Sullivan’s Island as well. The ice cream shop got its start in Myrtle Beach.
Republic Ice Cream carries classic flavors like butter pecan, mint chocolate chip, cherry on vanilla, cookies and cream, strawberry, and more. The store sits at 431 King St., next to the Cupcake DownSouth dessert store.