Sweet Tooth Candy & Ice Cream has announced that it has been acquired by another Newport restaurant stalwart.
In a Facebook post, Sweet Tooth Candy & Ice Cream announced that is now owned by Joe Bristow and Larry Geiger, operators of Pompilio's Italian Restaurant.
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"If you have been a Sweet Tooth customer for a while, and many of you have, you may have heard that Bob and Norma Schneider were considering selling the business. We are very excited to announce that Joe Bristow and Larry Geiger, owners of Pompilios Italian Restaurant, have been working with Bob and Norma to purchase Sweet Tooth. You may notice updates to the Sweet Tooth logo and a fresh coat of paint at the store but we are happy to announce that Bob will still be making all of the delicious candy and ice cream that you know and love."
Sweet Tooth's former owners, Bob and Norma Schneider - not to be confused with Schneider's Sweet Shop in Bellevue - had previously announced that they were "working toward retirement."
The shop, located on 11th Street in Newport, has been open since 1972.
The new owners will keep the popular candy and ice cream recipes that their fans are used to.
To celebrate the change in ownership, Sweet Tooth is offering a free opera cream with any purchase on Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13.