Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Fifth Ward Alderman Delores Holmes, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce and the City of Evanston cut the ribbon at FRÍO Gelato, 1701 Simpson St. on May 15.
Co-founded and co-owned by Argentina-born cousins Sebastian Koziura and Enrique Schcolnik, FRÍO Gelato brings this Argentinean staple to Evanston. FRÍO Gelato is made in a nut-free facility, and all flavors are gluten-free. The company uses hormone-free milk and does not use readymade bases or artificial flavoring. Its products are served at Found Kitchen & Social House, 27 Live, Cross Rhodes, Coffee Lab and Old Neighborhood Grill.
In addition to their delicious treats, FRÍO Gelato contributes a percentage of their profits to countries in need, including Argentina.
“Having had business and personal roots in Evanston since 1997, we are thrilled to now become part of the retail landscape of our town and bring the taste of our country to the States. We look forward to contributing to the positive change happening on Simpson Street and translating this to organizations in need in Argentina and elsewhere.” said Sebastián Koziura.