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Vampire Penguin, 106 Percival Road: 17 July 2022   4 comments

Posted at 11:34 pm in closing



Vampire Penguin on Percival by Panera is gone. My niece went there several times and liked it. I never went by myself, thinking it was just shaved ice, which I am not that keen on, but judging by the pictures on their Facebook, I may have missed out on some other frozen goodies.

This site still commemorates the opening of this store, while this Free Times article explains the closing. In short, it appears that the area was not what the owners had hoped and the sketchiness kept family business down. I have never had any actual trouble in the area, but have been panhandled several times at that Panera and have kind of stopped gong there myself.

(Hat tip to commenter Larry)

Written by ted on August 26th, 2022

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4 Responses to 'Vampire Penguin, 106 Percival Road: 17 July 2022'

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  1. We just tried the one by Travinia, on 378 in Lexington. It's AMAZING!!!! The peach, and the Orange Dream... are favorites.
    It is shaved ice, but it tastes like soft serve ice cream almost. It's delicious... and the calories are so low it's amazing.
    A MUST


    27 Aug 22 at 1:05 am

  2. They call it shaved snow, not ice. It's made from a combination of non-dairy cream, sugar, fruit concentrate, and fruit. It gets mixed together, frozen, and then shaved. The non-dairy cream is what gives it the freaky light texture that almost feels like eating air. It is quite delicious, but definitely not healthy. Many flavors are low in calories, but very high in carbs - almost all of which is straight up sugar. Insanely yummie though.


    27 Aug 22 at 3:36 pm

  3. There is a burgeoning tent city in the woods right at the 77 exit coming onto Forest Drive. That area is going to have a hard time sustaining businesses I think.

    Dan R

    29 Aug 22 at 10:49 am

  4. Mitch

    15 Sep 22 at 11:26 pm

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