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Arriving this summer, the Little Man Ice Cream Factory will open its doors to the public in a perfect Willy Wonka fashion. The shop will be Little Man Company’s fifth opening since 2008, following Old Town Churn in Fort Collins last year and The Constellation in Stapleton in March 2019.

The Factory was born out of necessity for the quickly-expanding brand, which needed a new production facility after outgrowing its original 600-square foot kitchen housed in a converted Victorian. The new space houses a state-of-the-art commissary where ice cream and baked goods for all of Little Man’s stores are produced.

The Factory will be open to the public as a tasting room, serving flights of ice cream and tours of the production area so guests get a behind-the-scenes look at how the ice cream is made. Like many of Little Man’s outlets, The Factory will be big on fun and special features, including a soon-to-be installed metal slide, an overhead conveyor belt to move ice cream from one part of the factory to another and a revolving flavor sign.

More than just an ice cream shop, The Factory will serve as an event space for a variety of activities, such as wedding receptions, kids’ birthday parties and executive happy hours.

We’re excited for the launch of this whimsical new space and have promoted The Factory through a variety of venues. Check out this great piece from 5280 about Little Man’s expansion. News7 also named Little Man a Mile High Must. We look forward to being a part of the Grand Opening this Summer and the future Little Man locations coming soon!

With Autumn arriving this weekend, we would like to take a quick look back at the highlights of the summer at The Stasko Agency.

We have been busy getting ready for the highly-anticipated opening of Little Man Ice Cream’s newest shop, The Factory. Housed in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood, The Factory is a whimsical, Willy Wonka-inspired ice cream production facility and tasting room. The Little Man team, led by Paul Tamburello, aimed to create a space that sets the imagination free by creating an interactive experience that engages guests in the ice cream production process.

The Denver Business Journal interviewed Paul Tamburello early this summer about the project. Click here to see the Journal’s sneak peek inside The Factory’s development.

Continuing our work in the restaurant industry, we helped the Colorado Restaurant Association announce the acquisition of its insurance arm, Colorado Restaurant Insurance by Crest Insurance Group. The acquisition will allow the Arizona-based insurer’s to extend its presence in Colorado and providing Colorado Restaurant Insurance with the ability to expand its services. Colorado Restaurant Insurance will operate as Crest Restaurant Insurance and will become part of the Crest Insurance Group family. BusinessDen helped spread the news about the acquisition to Denver’s business community.

Sean Pechan CEO, Crest Restaurant Insurance

Also, on the merger and acquisition front, we helped longtime Stasko Agency client Mudlick Mail announce its merger with Muscle-Up Marketing, a cutting-edge marketing agency focused on the fitness and wellness industry. For Mudlick, the merger is a strategic move that will enable the company to serve a wider range of businesses and expand its digital offerings. We continue to promote Mudlick Mail CEO Tim Ross as an expert in the field of marketing, direct mail and digital media. Click here to read a contributing article we landed for Tim in MotorAge Magazine.

The Stasko Agency also continued the annual tradition of raising money for the Annual LoHi 4th of July Parade and Family Picnic. This year we raised $6,100 in two days (exceeding the $5,000 goal) due to the generosity of the LoHi Merchants. This event continues each year under the direction of Little Man Ice Cream but is sustained by the contribution of the LoHi Merchants. The parade and family picnic drew more than 2,000 attendees (we were happy to pitch in serve a lot of hot dogs) and a slew of bakers who entered 35 pies in the event’s pie contest.

We are thankful for all the new and current clients we have been able to provide publicity and public relations services for these past few months. Here’s to cooler weather!