Summer Salt Ice Cream Co. to open in former Mely’s Yogurt & Ice Cream space at Corinth Square

Curtis Thurston hopes to open Summer Salt Ice Cream in May 2020, but said opening and added safety measures will be dependent on public health and government guidance.

Following the closure of Mely’s Yogurt & Ice Cream after decades at Corinth Square, a new spot for frozen treats is gearing up to open at the highly trafficked Corinth Square corner.

Curtis Thurston said he plans to open Summer Salt Ice Cream Co., 4051 Somerset Drive, by the end of this month — though he’s keeping an eye on government guidance related to the coronavirus. Opening a new ice cream shop during the pandemic poses its own challenges, Thurston said, but he remains hopeful that the community will support local shops and restaurants. And he thinks there’s an added benefit to his Corinth Square location.

“[Mely] was serving kids 35 years ago who are now adults and bring their kids back, [keeping] that tradition going in the same location is pretty cool — not many businesses last 35 years,” Thurston said.