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A Spelman Grad Brings Her Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches to Howell Mill

Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches joins Velvet Taco and the two-story rooftop bar the Grove at the Interlock next fall

Ice cream sandwich from Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches on Howell Mill Road, Atlanta Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Ohio-based Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches joins previously announced Velvet Taco next fall at the Interlock, currently under construction across from Westside Provisions District.

The 200,000-square-foot mixed-use development incorporates an entire city block at one of the most traffic-clogged intersections on Atlanta’s west side — Howell Mill Road and 14th Street.

Cathy’s first opened in Cleveland in 2018. It offers 14 ice cream flavors, including key lime and banana pudding, sandwiched between seven from-scratch cookies, like ginger molasses, snickerdoodle, and peanut butter. Customers build their sandwiches by choosing a cookie and ice cream, then add toppings such as fruity pebbles or caramel or chocolate sauce.

Owner Catheryn Greene decided to open her second shop in Atlanta after she “fell in love” with the city while attending Spelman College.

In addition to Cathy’s and Velvet Taco, St. Germain’s French Bakery will also open at the complex. Slater Hospitality (Ponce City Market’s Nine Mile Station, Skyline Park, RFD Social) opens its two-story restaurant and outdoor bar called The Grove on the roof of the Interlock.

Rendering of the Interlock on Howell Mill Road, Atlanta S.J. Collins Enterprises

A green space, WeWork co-working facility, office spaces, 350 apartments and 70 single family condos, and a Marriott Tribute Portfolio boutique hotel with 161 rooms are also under construction at the Interlock.

Westside Provisions District

1198 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (678) 974-1940 Visit Website

Ponce City Market

675 North Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 900-7900 Visit Website

Nine Mile Station

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Visit Website

Skyline Park

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (770) 999-1530 Visit Website