Austin Scoops marked the closure of its Southwest Austin ice cream parlor June 27 after 15 years in business there and now plans to continue manufacturing and selling its product throughout the Austin area.

Formerly operating from a storefront at 9600 Escarpment Blvd., Ste. 900, Austin, the business in late June shut down its retail operations and moved to a new, sustainably built production facility on Nutty Brown Road. Austin Scoops is now making and distributing its line of ice cream products through several new Austin partners including online grocery delivery service Trashless, Circle C Cafe and Mangieri's Pizza Cafe.

Additional new partnerships are also being pursued, the company said, and a selection of local restaurants are serving up Austin Scoops offerings this summer.

"While we are sad to close our Escarpment Village shop, we are excited to start the next chapter in our story with this exciting new factory and many new partners that will help take our Austin Scoops brand and our commitment to our community to the next level," owner Tim Joyner said.

Additionally, Austin Scoops will soon open a food trailer serving ice cream and shaved ice, Joyner said. The business plans to have its food truck at all major Circuit of The Americas events as well. 512-535-4489.