Thanks to HB, sister of the owner of Locopops, Summer Bicknell, I knew that the new Hillsborough branch of Locopops would have its grand opening today! I didn't, however, actually know where it was and started looking in the vicinity of the soon-to-be-open Weaver Street Market building. Fortunately, I just happened to run into the Archer Pelican, who had parked down there, and he told me where it was. It was great being able to catch up with him for a few minutes before heading to 121 Margaret Lane, which is roughly behind the new building.
As you can see, it's in half of a quaint little duplex. You can also see the new parking building in the distance. They are working on a new parking lot that is to the right of the store when facing it. There was actually a ramp onto the porch before the construction started. For now, this branch of Locopops is not wheelchair accessible at all and anyone for whom that is a concern should take someone along to go fetch them. It's certainly worth the effort!
For those of you who have never tried locopops, you must drop everything, go to one of the 4 1/2 locations and try one as soon as you possibly can. Until they switch to their summer hours, they are open from 12pm to 6pm. Locopops are Mexican popsicles, or paletas , and are either cream based or water based. Today I wanted to try locopops that I hadn't tried before, so I started out with a latte cream based one. It was just a wonderful creamy coffee popsicle. Some of the other creamy ones I could have chosen were Mexican chocolate, chocolate brownie, white chocolate peanut butter, cookies and cream, creamy lime and strawberries and cream.
Here you can see my Second Most Faithful Reader polishing off a raspberry hibiscus water based popsicle, or paleta de aqua. Some of the other choices were mighty mojito, pomegranate tangerine, mango chile, mango raspberry, lychee lemongrass and hibiscus margarita.
My 2nd MFR took this photo inside the store and of Connie Semans, co-owner of Locopops.
I wanted to try the most unusual sounding water based popsicle, so I picked blueberry rosemary lemonade for my second course. As one would expect, the rosemary adds a unique flavor to a pleasantly tart and fruity popsicle. It was great!