A new Fort Mill ice cream shop is open. It’s the whoopie pies that make it different

John Marks

A Fort Mill spot that already had dinner, coffee and live shows just added dessert.

Whoopie Pies Ice Cream is now open at the NarroWay campus at 3312 SC Highway 21. The shop is open Thursday through Sunday, though hours and some details could change by the grand opening expected after Labor Day. The shop Facebook page will post updates.

Adorée DeLuca manages social media for the shop and NarroWay Productions. DeLuca said the line at Whoopie Pies was out the door opening weekend. It joins other recent additions in the shopping center like Green Room Cafe and Vito’s Pizza.

“We needed something sweet,” DeLuca said.

Whoopie Pies has 18 flavors of Blue Bell ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, cookies and its namesake whoopie pies.

“They are hand baking whoopie pies, the actual cake part,” DeLuca said. “You can either get it with buttercream on the inside or any of their ice cream flavors.”

Peach cobbler, blackberry and brownie sundaes were some of the more popular items on opening weekend. Whoopie Pies has a cabin, camping theme with its mascot Whoopie Bear. Guests can sit in a rocking chair and eat from tin pans. There are plans to add enclosed outdoor play space.

Before COVID-19 hit, and hit stages and auditoriums particularly hard, NarroWay bought the former Carousel shopping center just beside its Christian-themed performance venue. Several spots there are at least partly affiliated with NarroWay. There’s a gift shop and food truck along with the coffee and pizza places.

The shopping center now called the NarroWay campus is a way to raise money for theater expansion plans while also providing community spots for food and services. The campus continues to add sites even as NarroWay itself returns to its full show lineup.

“It’s just really growing up,” DeLuca said.

The ice cream shop is near Carowinds, just south of the North Carolina and South Carolina state line. NarroWay is just off I-77 with close access for the theater to Charlotte, Columbia and other spots.