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Breakfast at The Merry Dairy Saturday February 3 @ 8am

Started by a mom in Rochester, NY at the mid-point of winter, National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is, according to Wikipedia now celebrated in countries all over the world including Canada, Nepal, Namibia, Germany, New Zealand, Honduras, China and Israel.   Whether it’s six more weeks of winter or not, The Merry Dairy reopens on February 3! Come on down between 8 and 2pm for a… Read more »

Fahoo fores ♫ dahoo dores ♬ Welcome Christmas bring your cheer ♪

It’s a special time of year for a special type of cheer …   The Merry Dairy is decked out for the holidays. On Sunday, December 10th from noon-4pm please join us for some holiday cheer with our special friends from Top Shelf Preserves, makers of handmade preserves – the perfect stocking stuffer!   Enjoy a glass of homemade… Read more »

Going Grey (Cup) this weekend? Three flavours to cheer for!

Planning a Grey Cup shindig this Sunday?   Big or small, add a pint of Double Blue and Rocky Mountain so that East meets West in one of Canada’s great traditions! And then bring opposing sides together with a pint of Canada150 Maple Bacon! Enjoy all three pints for a special price of $22.  Available for purchase online or pick up the store.  $8… Read more »

Boo! It begins … Spread the word!

First – Pick up a free pumpkin at The Scary Dairy at 102 Fairmont for the Boo-Scarrry Kids (and yoooouuuuth) Pumpkin Contest! Bring back the carved pumpkin before 3pm on Sunday. For kids 10 and under, one pumpkin will be picked at random to win a free b00-scaaarrry ice cream cake. For the 11-18 category, one pumpkin will be selected by the judgy Scary Dairy… Read more »

Winter is coming … (and so is The Scary Dairy ….)

One of the most common questions about the new store is … so, what are you going to do for winter? The answer is … lots! But before we get to winter plans – a big hello to all new subscribers – many from our Fairmont Sundae Social contest held September 17. Congrats again to our winners…. Read more »

A one dollar Sunday ….

It’s been six weeks since the doors opened at 102 Fairmont.   As the last week of summer begins, please join in celebrating the history of 102 Fairmont with a throwback price of $1 for a soft serve cone from noon to 4pm on Sunday, September 17.   Enjoy Step Dancing and live music throughout the afternoon from Ottawa’s own Triple Trouble!… Read more »

14 days at 102 Fairmont …

Two weeks ago tonight The Merry Dairy opened its doors at Fairmont and Gladstone, marking a new chapter in The Merry Dairy’s journey that began five years ago. One thing has made the past two weeks so special, not to mention the past five years, has been all the Merry Dairy “portraits” taken by our customers. To mark those first… Read more »

The Final Lap ….

This week, The Merry Dairy was being chased by bears … And this week, our long chase for a new space nears its end as we see 102 Fairmont transformed from one neighbourhood space to another. Perhaps it was the painting of the exterior, or the new millwork, or the installation of the front counter. All of a sudden, it… Read more »

A look back and a sneak peek … (celebrity edition)

About a month ago, I received a message from a Gary Michaels wishing me well with opening a new shop.  He shared that his family had lived at 102 Fairmont from the 1930s until the 1970s when it was George’s Corner Store. I was so excited to hear from Gary because it meant I could find out more about the building… Read more »

Floors, Doors and Power

So much has been happening at 102 Fairmont, with decisions about lights, flooring, awnings, tile, spacing, and ice cream flavours all happening at the same time. We are still making frozen custard too! Here are some highlights of the changes that have been happening at the shop on Fairmont. Last week Lloyd (he is the one who is making everything come together) leveled… Read more »