Parlour is a real scoop for town

COOL CUSTOMERS: Business partners Abdul Hamid and Mohammed Naz, right and second right, join members of the team at their ice cream and dessert parlour Igloo. (d13091156)
COOL CUSTOMERS: Business partners Abdul Hamid and Mohammed Naz, right and second right, join members of the team at their ice cream and dessert parlour Igloo. (d13091156)
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TWO businessmen hope to serve up a treat in Dewsbury with their ice cream and dessert parlour.

Abdul Hamid and Mohammed Naz believe Igloo has the potential to be a popular destination with shoppers of all ages.

Mr Hamid, franchise director of Reeds Rains in Dewsbury, said: “There’s nothing like this in Dewsbury. The only other ice cream parlour was Caddy’s which closed down a long time ago.

“We believe there’s a market down here and we thought the town needed something different.”

Mr Naz added: “We want it to be a weekly event for families.”

The new business occupies a prominent unit in Northgate, formerly home to a shoe shop.

“We wanted to be on this side of the town which we think has been a bit neglected,” said Mr Hamid.

“We hope to see Pioneer House occupied in the next 12 months. We’re looking ahead and we want to bring people in.”

Mr Naz, who also owns Tasty Bites in Foundry Street, said: “Wakefield and Huddersfield don’t have anything like this. It’s about time Dewsbury got something that makes it unique.”

The parlour celebrated its official opening on Saturday when Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell cut the red ribbon.

Mr Reevell said: “I was delighted to hear about the plans to open this new business in Dewsbury. Igloo is perfectly placed so that people soon to be working in Pioneer House can go to buy ice cream, coffee and desserts, and I encourage the town to support this new venture.”