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Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Sanjay S » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:53 pm

Did we already know Starlight Frozen Custard is closed? I noticed the lights were off Friday night and stopped by yesterday. They still had a banner advertising their summer specials and there are hand-written closed signs in the windows and on the drive-thru and it looks like most of their stuff is gone. It looks like the property has already been listed with a real estate agency - there was a sign out front, but it didn't say if it was for sale or lease.

I was looking forward to trying their root beer, but never had a chance to try them out. :(

Anyone know another place where I can get a good craft root beer?
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Heather Y » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:02 pm

I know, but it was inevitable.

Go just down the road to BBC, (Bluegrass Brewing Co.) they have growlers of Root beer for Purchase!
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Jerry C » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:15 pm

No one should be surprised at this one. Question is...how did they make it this long?

My only experience was a rather average product at a premium price.
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Rob Summers » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:05 pm

from the broken driveup speaker, to the "cash only", Im suprised it lasted as long as it did.
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Andrew Mellman » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:33 pm

It's all what you're used to . . . I grew up in Cleveland, and Starlight had REAL frozen custard (with the 4% egg yolk required under current labeling laws). The problem is that in Louisville other "custard" places were grandfathered in, didn't have the eggy taste, and locals here thought the product average at best.

Oh, well . . . it'll be a long drive now for me to get my custard ;-(
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Jason G » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:51 am

You guys are nuts, i thought Starlight was great. Although I'll admit i've never had any other frozen custard to compare it against.

I did wonder how they made it so long though, especially in the winter.
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Charles W. » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:29 am

I liked Starlight as well. I've wondered, though, ever since they (and their more quickly departed sibling, Twister) opened why they built such large buildings. I would have thought a much more compact operation, like the Dairy Kastle on Eastern, might have served them better.
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Kyle L » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:51 am

I never went. Did they have seats inside too? For the winter season?
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Michelle R. » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:04 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed their caramel sundae with pecans. Yum.
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Mark Head » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:23 pm

I'll chime in and say I thought the custard was pretty darn good. Sad to see them close.
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Leah S » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:20 pm

We went and thought it was fine, not outstanding, but the portions were just too large. And I always - always wondered about the building and location. That's a prime piece of real estate. And they didn't even appear to fill the building with the operation, so I had to truly wonder how they were paying a mortgage.
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by JustinHammond » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:44 pm

I think it could of made it if they served more than ice cream. Some standard drive-in food would have been nice; a good burger, onion rings, and a shake.
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Kyle L » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:55 pm

Inside seating would have helped during the winter or colder times to bring in some customers too.
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Beth K. » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:23 pm

Perhaps I'm mistaken, but didn't they typically take a hiatus during the colder months?
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Re: Starlight Frozen Custard Closed

by Megan Watts » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:48 pm

I'm pretty sure they stayed open even in the winter. I remember making my husband go when I was pregnant.
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