Friday, May 12, 2017

Well, I am finally back so forgive lack of communication. I did have a health scare, but that turned out to be a real lack of communication. Once all aspects of that deal returned to the great health care team I have here in Cabarrus County/Concord it seems I'm not near death after all!!!  Certainly happy to hear that. My health issue is small & simple & is being taken care of.

Now to important stuff. Other than this crazy weather we have a very good start to this year. We just need less rain & steady warm temperatures. The store is busy & our mobiles are busier than ever. We are having a great time "on the road" with school & church events, many worthwhile causes & recently two days with Special Olympics. The kids are just super & teachers, helpers & many volunteers do above & beyond duties in our community.

Big news is the Pirates Are Coming - Saturday May 20 - so mark your calendar. Tons of Pirate fun & games & prizes. So get out your pirate gear & come prepared to sail the pirate seas. PIRATES IN PARADISE - May 20.

Music returned last week with Marty DeJarnette & he will be joining us every Tuesday starting June 6 - Tuesday Tunes. See, we do have events for big kids (adults) too. Tuesdays are also Popsicle Tuesday with discounts on our pops. We now have about 15 flavors. Some are actually health & all natural. We also have Butter Pecan, Cookies & Cream & testing a Coffee Cream flavor.

Speaking of flavors, we are always coming up with ideas & surprises. We also offer a series of unique flavors so come out & get a taste. Some may end up on our regular menu.

Please keep an eye or two on our facebook & also the events calendar on our web site as much is to come. Festival Fridays are back & we also have: Sundae Sunday, Popsicle Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday & next month will kick off Surprise Saturday which could be anything from card games, book night for the kids, story telling, a DJ or an extra visit by Mike the balloon artist.

That it for now, keep checking the blogs & we will see you soon.

www.paparobbs.com

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hello again. It won't be long now; let's all hope we have fair weather. Thursday, March 16 at 1:00 Papa Robb's Paradise Ice opens the 2017 season. While most things remain the same, there are some changes, changes we hope you like.

We have added a couple of flavors & our popsicle line expands by three requested flavors: Tropical Splash, Butter Pecan & Cookies & Cream. Twelve of our fourteen pop flavors are actually quite healthy - gluten free & all natural ingredients. There will be special flavors from time to time, not only with popsicles, but our ice cream & italian ice also.

This is the perfect spot to mention our blogs & all of our social media. There is so much info this year about special events & other news that it is VERY important that you read Papa's Blogs, check our web site calendar & our social media posts. Our blogs may contain a few personal stories about people we have known - we're still thinking about that. But there will be more blogs due to our plans, soooooo -------------

More special events - some new some familiar. Music will return, plus we will have a talent show this year. Much of what we plan will involve kids & we will have special nights throughout the year & every week. We are ALWAYS looking for entertainers so don't be shy. We are all just a big family so grab that musical instrument, or do some magic - good or bad it is always fun. Last year Papa event beat on a bucket with Lynz our DJ!!!

We will be in our spring hours till late April but are always willing to open earlier for your special party - so call & reserve your party date soon. You can always email us at:  info@paparobbs.com

We are going off site more this year. Check out our new Facebook Page addition - Papa On The Go - for the latest on where we will be.

Did you know you can own your very own Papa Robb's Paradise Ice? Start finding details  by email. Again:  info@paparobbs.com

Please allow a personal close. Our community - both the Concord/Cabarrus community & the Motorsports Community - lost a true friend. Henry Furr died Tuesday, February 21. He was a business man & auto racing builder & promoter. People like Henry Furr  made it possible for people like Dale Earnhardt. If not for Henry there might not have ever been a Papa Robb. He was one of the finest people I have ever known. Whenever someone dies, most folks say, "Rest In Peace". Henry wasn't much of a rester. I feel pretty sure Henry Furr is up in Heaven on a golden bulldozer or grader already building something - probably the finest park there ever was. The world is a poorer place without Henry Furr.

www.paparobbs.com
Concord, NC

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hello Again Everybody. Hope you enjoyed the holidays & are doing your best to enjoy this winter though you must be "Paradise People" at heart. But spring is on the way - we promise.

Let's begin with an important reminder. You all know that Papas is a family friendly place and as such we have some rules. These rules are for the comfort and safety of our guests, especially the children. We appreciate your respect for these simple yet polite rules.

But we also want to remind everyone that Papa Robbs is an inclusive business. All are welcome here. You might say that we are a "Bully Free Zone".  Above average good manners are always expected. You, your children & entire family are safe as can be here. Our Mission Statement is important to us and we want you to always feel very much at home with us.

We are getting ready for spring & we expect to re open mid to late March - details to come. We have added additional marketing help, business advisory poeple and several new ideas. Our menu boards are much more user friendly, there will be more onsite info about specials, coming events, etc. Both old & new ideas about events will return and we have even added more choices of Paradise Pops flavors.

We have several new apartment complexes opening in our area & we will be reaching out to these new neighbors as they are young adults, many with children & many retirees as well.  And Papa Robbs is not just for kids & we will be bringing more entertainment for our adults this year - singles & parents.

Our Party Area is opening up for area social clubs so give us a call & bring your group to Papas this year. There is no better place to discuss books, gardening or simply place some games with your friends.

Our mobile units will expand this year. Look for us in several new locations, events, plus we cater to all kinds of events, parties, etc. Watch soon for our new social media page(s) that specifically provide information about our mobile schedule.

Last, our Blogs will increase this year due to the amount of information, so PLEASE keep close watches on our web site, blogs & social media. This year more important that ever.

One final note: we now have a licensing program whereby  you can own your own Papa Robbs. Details on our Blog in two weeks or call 704/ 425-5552 for more information.

Thank you for your support & we will see you sooner than you think.
Papa Robb's Paradise Ice
Concord, NC
www.paparobbs.com

Saturday, November 26, 2016

All of us at Papa Robbs hope that this Thanksgiving was the start of a extra great, safe & happy Holiday Season. We all have a lot to be thankful for & we want to thank you - our wonderful extended family - for your support this year.

This is the time we start to wind down our season. Our final day will be December 18th. Starting now we will open everyday at 1:00 & close at 7:00 pm. Our annual Pint Sale includes both Italian Ice & Ice Cream & our popsicles will be $1.50 for the rest of the year. (speaking of popsicles, they are now so popular we will be adding even more flavors next year!)

Papa Robb & Miss Kathy want to extend a very special THANK YOU to our hard working staff. Your hard work & your treatment of our customers are the key to our success. We've had a lot of great entertainers this year, but our super team of regulars stand out. Michael our Balloon Artist, Beverly our Face Painter, & Tripp The Clown, who started it all.

Changes are coming next year. Our Mobile Vending will be bigger, there is talk of other locations, test markets, etc. Should be interesting to say the least, but this also means that Wintertime will be Busy Time.

Stay tuned to our social media - very important. Also, come see us over the next three weeks & keep sending us ideas.

Above all - Please Be Safe.
www.paparobbs.com
Concord, NC

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello again. We have some changes in our schedule so please note the following:

Sadly it is that time of the year when we officially say farewell to summer & begin our Fall schedule . Starting today we will be open six days a week, closed on Mondays. Our Fall hours are:  Tuesday through Friday & Sunday --  1:00 - 8:00. Saturdays from 11:00 -- 8:00. We may be open a little later on Fridays & Saturdays depending on the weather & any special events on our schedule.

Speaking of specials, it is MAGIC TIME next Friday, Oct. 7. Our special friends Michael Decker (our balloon artist) & Tripp The Clown will debut their magic show. Magic Show set up starts at six with show to run 7:00 - 8:00. This should be very entertaining & tons of fun so bring the whole family for this special event.

Thursday, Oct. 6 we will have a Bounce House late afternoon & early evening for the kids after school. A very early notice is a special book event Saturday Nov. 5. We will have more on this , but be sure to save the date.

Never let the weather keep you from enjoying the treats at Papa Robbs. A complete TO GO service is available - drop by rain or shine for your bit of Paradise.

Final note is another reminder to keep a watch on our events calendar/web site & our posts on all of our social media for the latest updates on all the happenings at Papa Robbs.

Papa Robb's Paradise ice
Concord, NC
www.paparobbs.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Welcome to our Fall Season. Of course it is not officially fall yet, but classic summer ends with Labor Day so----------------

We will do our best to write a blog every week keeping you informed as to latest news, events, etc at Papa Robbs. Some will be brief, but all will be important.

Weekly schedule as follows:

Sundays will continue as Sundae Sundays & will feature our Brownie Sundae which has become a big hit.

Mondays are now our official  Seniors Day with 15% discount for all over 60 years old.

Tuesdays still Popsicle Day - pops just $1.50, but also Talent Day. Want to showcase your talent? music, magic, spoken word such as poetry or story telling? Tuesdays is your day. Some special musical friends will drop by from time to time playing some original music.

Wednesdays - Carolina Panther Day. Wear your Panther Gear, show your support for our local team & receive a 15% discount. Add to the fun by Tailgating/picnicing at Papas. Simply visit one of our neighboring restaurants, grab some takeout & have dinner at Papa Robbs! Naturally we have all the desserts you should need.

Thursdays  - Thirsty Thursdays. Floats $3.75. We have had some wild combinations; why not post your favorites?  Food Trucks - yes FOOD TRUCKS - will return on Thursdays. The BBQ TIME truck will join us Sept. 15, 5:00 - 8:00. Hopefully we will have a truck every Thursday, depending on their schedule & the amount of support they receive. We said this before, but please come out & support these business people.

Fridays will become Family Fun Night, but final Festival Friday this Friday with our Beach Blast Party. Games, prizes, etc & Penny's Sweetz Cents will return with some yummy baked goods.

Saturdays are game night - lawn games & board games, cards, etc - all ready for you & the entire family.

Most important!!! - Watch our daily posts on social media, check these blogs & also the events calendar on our web site,  www.paparobbs.com

Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Papa Robb's Paradise Ice
Concord, NC
www.paparobbs.com


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hello again, Papa Robb here & I, along with Kathy & the entire Paradise Crew hope you have had a super good Summer - in spite of the heat/rain combos. School is back so everyone needs to study hard & do good in school so you can come see us this Fall.

We had a great summer with lots of summer campers - especially from Concord Parks & Recreation - a very special thanks to the Parks/Rec hard working staff, many Day Care centers, summer schools, church groups, etc. . Thanks to everyone for your support.

We do a lot of traveling to all sorts of offsite deals. Festivals, private parties, school & church events, fund raisers & business functions just to name a few. Keep your eyes open & watch for us. Some of these we will post, such as the Concord First Assembly Food Truck Rally, Kaleidoscope Festivals & the Sept 24 "Dog Walk For Diabetes" at Crossroads Church & Laurel Park. Simply check our social media postings & our website calendar: www.paparobbs.com  -- click on events.

Well, "classic summer" is over and our Fall Season begins September 6 - right after Labor Day. Some changes will be made. Festival Fridays will end (back next year of course), but FAMILY FRIDAYS will begin with familiar friends: Mike the Balloon Man, Tripp The Clown, Bev/Face Painter - and they might be joining us other nights & days as well. Tons of games, bounce house surprises will help round out our special Family Fridays.

Talent Tuesdays will begin & feature art, magic, music from this area, maybe some poetry & other surprises. Mondays will be Senior's Day & Wednesdays Panther Day & Tailgating. Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays will have specials & weekly surprises.

Again, important to check our postings everyday & website calendar because we have lots of fun in store for you this Fall . I promise to write more blogs with details about these events, but you have to suffer through reading the BLOG!

Finally, another word - or more - about Food Trucks. Sept 2 will feature a Bar B Que truck (check our web site) as part of our Beach Party & we will try to bring in a truck once a week - hopefully on Thursdays. But - again, they can't succeed if you don't support them.  A few new trucks in Cabarrus County - Chinese, BarBQue, Texas style, & a couple of others. Stay tuned for news.

That's it -- see you soon & watch those blogs & social media.!!!!!!!

Papa Robbs Paradise Ice
Concord NC
www.paparobbs.com