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2019 Update:

We are in an exciting transition as a business. Alfonso (man pictured above) and his wife Terry are in the process of taking over the business operations of The Scoop from Lawson (woman pictured above). Having been a part of the Scoop dream from the very first day, the Clarkes are an amazing team of residents with a commitment to our values of community hospitality. While the long term plan still includes a storefront and local teenage employees, the 2019 plan focuses mostly on financial sustainability through increasing our event usage of the trailer. In the mean time, we are popping up in our usual spot with all your Scoop favorites ( sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Insta and FB to get pop dates), participating in lots of local events, selling our signature “High Five” ice cream sandwiches by order and still booking catering events. Please contact us to get catering prices or place your order today- churchhillscoop@gmail.com or call 804.404.8815!

Check out events below to find us and come get The Scoop!

We are a mobile trailer that serves hard and soft ice cream with a smile!

HARD SCOOP (locally sourced, craft ice cream that will be sure to delight your tastebuds)

Our usual offerings include Gelati Celesti's:

  • Oreo

  • Chocolate Decadence

  • Church Hill Butter Brickle (exclusively offered at The Scoop)

  • Blanchard's Dark as Dark coffee

  • Strawberry

  • Butter Pecan

  • Salted Caramel

  • Birthday Cake

  • We offer more rotating flavors and a dairy-free sorbet

SOFT SERVE (nostalgic and delicious, unique to this area and easy on your wallet)

  • Vanilla

  • Chocolate

  • 2 rotating flavors that can be twisted like orange dreamsicle, mocha, or black raspberry

Our favorite way to eat ice cream is between two cookies in our irresistible High Five ice cream sandwiches made with Scoop home made cookies and your favorite flavor of ice cream.

This is your neighborhood ice cream spot, so feel free to come share your ideas with us!



Corner of Nine Mile Rd. and N. 26th St. Richmond, VA 23223


We still do not have regular hours scheduled for 2019 yet.

For more information about catering or to place an order:

email churchhillscoop@gmail.com

phone 804.404.8815


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We made the Top 5 on Best Ice Cream Shops list in Richmond Mom's Best of Richmond 2018

Channel 6 News Feature! We are grateful for Greg McQuade's story on The Scoop.

Check out a story on Lawson in her high school alumni news.

Our Story

The Scoop's founders, Alfonso and Lawson, first met when Lawson's family moved in next door to Alfonso's in 2004.  Over the years, while working in very different industries, the two would talk often of ways to invest in the community they loved.  Lawson had a dream of creating an ice cream social-enterprise, a vision born on the front porches of her neighbors.  From long sits on Alfonso's porch, the two would discuss the good and the bad changes in the neighborhood, the need for good jobs for young men and women too often "working" in the streets, and the need for real inter-dependence among different types of people.  While sitting on another neighbor's porch, Lawson listened to Mama Blount's description of High's Ice Cream.  They both lamented the lack of a neighborhood ice cream spot and Mama Blount shared all her favorite memories of eating Butter Brickle and enjoying time with neighbors in the thriving 1950's of Church Hill.  So when Lawson left her post as Blue Sky Fund's Executive Director, she asked Alfonso to go into business with her, and he excitedly agreed.  With a commitment to history, community, and opportunity, The Neighborhood Scoop was born in 2017!

Our Values

  • Our mission is to provide a gathering place for all to experience the joy of ice cream and the connection of community.

  • We hire local young people needing opportunity.

  • In a rapidly changing neighborhood, we want to be a business that remains accessible, affordable, and welcoming to all.

Our Staff

Alfonso Clarke, Manager- Al grew up in Fairfield Court and now lives in Church Hill with his amazing wife, Terry.  When he is not at the Scoop, he enjoys looking after his grandkids, landscaping, and relaxing.

Lawson Wijesooriya, Manager- Lawson moved to Church Hill in 2004 and now lives here with her wonderful husband, Romesh, two kids, and always a household full of people.  When she is not at the Scoop, she enjoys being active outside, traveling, volunteering at Chimborazo Elementary School, and hanging out with friends.

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