Beloved Ice Cream Chain Going Out Of Busines

Boombox Frozen Pops and Ice Cream, a 2-store chain in Lousiana, will shutter its doors on December 30, 2022, due to a combination of economic strain and damage incurred because of natural disasters in the area.

By Tiffany Velasquez | Updated

Boombox Frozen Pops and Ice Cream is going out of business. The company announced on social media. The company will officially and permanently close on the 30th of December, just before the new year. The closure comes as a result of a combination of the economy, natural disasters, and other factors that made it difficult for the company to continue operation. 

In 2014, Boombox Frozen Pops and Ice Cream opened up for business and served up its very first frozen pop. The inspiration of the fun, retro shop is inspired by 80’s music and a desire to be creative while serving up gourmet treats. The company first opened up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and later opened up a second location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The owner of Boombox, Nick Villaume, was known not only for the delicious frozen treats he served but also for bringing the community together and supporting local businesses. The announcement of the closure came with a very heavy heart. The closure of the business is heartbreaking for the community and the employees that have become family.

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Boombox also opened up its doors to local schools for field trips. The school children would be able to tour the shop and enjoy treats that they learned to make while they were there. Boombox was an all-around wholesome business that focused on uplifting the community. 

The world is currently facing tough economic times and has been since the pandemic struck hard in 2020. Inflation is also not stabilized, and prices have increased in all sectors. These factors are especially hard for small businesses like Boombox Frozen Pops and Ice Cream. 

Boombox also faced unthinkable devastation in the form of natural disasters. These things are completely out of the control of human hands, leaving so much disaster and devastation behind. Hurricanes and freezing weather are partially to blame for the closure of this beloved frozen treat shop. These kinds of blows seem almost impossible to come back from.

 With so many things happening back to back, Boombox began to struggle to get ahead for the slow winter months. Inflation, the pandemic causing a slowdown in traffic into the ice cream shop, and horrific weather all combined made for a tragic and disappointing outcome for the beloved and five-star-rated frozen treat shop. This is truly disappointing for the community and for the owners and employees.

As of now, the business is up for sale, and the building from which they operate is up for lease. Throughout the remaining fall and winter seasons, Boombox Frozen Pops and Ice Cream will continue serving up its inventory. Despite the closure being announced, there may still be a possibility for the business to continue operation and keep its doors open. 

An investor coming in and contributing financially to Boombox could offer the company a chance to continue serving up its delicious frozen treats. There is certainly value and potential in the company. The way it serves the community by sourcing locally, putting on events, and supporting schools is certainly priceless and an asset to the community.