Monty and Diane Null operate Super Scoops at 11025 Gulf Blvd., in Treasure Island. The shop was voted the third best ice cream parlor in the United States by customers on the travel website TripAdvisor.
TREASURE ISLAND – When the phone calls started coming in from places like California and New Hampshire, Diane and Monty Null, owners of the Super Scoop ice cream shop in Treasure Island, were caught off guard.
Much to their amazement, their shop, located at 11025 Gulf Blvd., had been selected as the No. 3 ice cream shop in the country, according to a poll of customers on the travel website TripAdvisor.
“We didn’t even know there was a poll taking place,” said Diane. “We didn’t hear anything about it from TripAdvisor.”
But when given the chance to vote for the nation’s best ice cream parlors in July during National Ice Cream Month, the Null’s business got a lot of attention from their former customers.
Super Scoops finished third behind Island Creamery, Chincoteague Island, Virginia; and Dietsch Brothers Inc., Findlay, Ohio. Finishing fourth in the balloting was Woodside Farm Creamery, Hockessin, Delaware; followed by A Better Scoop, Englewood, Florida.
Interestingly, Super Scoops and A Better Scoop both feature Working Cow ice cream of St. Petersburg.
“People have been coming in from all round Florida congratulating us,” said Diane.
The Nulls opened the shop in a former car rental office just under six years ago after relocating from Connecticut.
They offer over 20 flavors of ice cream in a homemade waffle cone or bowl, milkshake, banana split or a loaded sundae.
The shop is open seven days a week, noon to 10 p.m.