Turns out both of us had always dreamed of opening an ice cream shop. Unfortunately, starting an ice cream shop is EXPENSIVE and Roanoke had several great options already. With a little research we decided on Shaved Ice. We looked to the sno-ball capital of the US, New Orleans, LA to purchase our machine and our flavors. We figured a place that had been in business since 1932 had to be doing something right. Next was selecting a location. Looking around Andrew’s SE neighborhood, we saw the need for a place where families could come to enjoy an inexpensive treat. As we were doing our research, we found I Heart SE and the SE action Forum working hard to bring change to the neighborhood. Best of all, it was working. We knew we wanted to be part of it.