Authentic New Orleans Snoball spot opening on 4th Street

Exterior of a new ice cream shop with a palm tree out front
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Prepare your appetites, St. Pete, authentic New Orleans snoballs are coming to 4th Street North. Uptown Snoballs will open in the space formerly occupied by Cali Tacos at 1003 4th Street North.

The concept will serve shaved ice products (snoballs), premium ice creams, and hand-crafted whole fruit gourmet ice pops. Sign me up.

It’s getting official!!! New logo just came in and we couldn’t be more excited. Go check it out!!! #uptownsno #uptownsnoballs #itssnotime

Posted by Uptown Snoballs on Thursday, January 16, 2020

In development since October 

Demolition of the store’s interior began the weekend of October 5, 2019.

The shop’s founder, Louisiana Lee, grow up in New Orleans and learned from the best snoball artists in the world. He spent years perfecting his craft, and is now ready to satiate St. Pete on sweltering summer days.
Don’t confuse Snoballs with Snow Cones. They’re mutually exclusive, y’all.
Snoballs are soft and fluffy, like freshly fallen snow, according to the owners.

C O M I N G S O O N ! ! ! We can’t wait to open and share with you what we’ve got #uptownsno #uptownsnoballs #itssnotime

Posted by Uptown Snoballs on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Soft, fluffy snoballs for a summer day

“Our shaved ice is smooth as butter and absorbs our house made, preservative-free syrups creating the ultimate flavor experience with every bite,” the owners wrote on Uptown Snoballswebsite.
Guests are encouraged to experience their first snoball with a scoop of ice cream on the bottom for the ultimate sweet treat.
An official opening date is still TBA, but you can follow the snoball shop on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Written by Andrew Harlan

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