HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- A new ice cream shop is now open in the Arnot Mall, called The Sweet Escape.  The Sweet Escape opened recently, but is set to host its grand opening celebrations Saturday, November 25th.

The ice cream shop features a wide selection of handmade hard ice creams, as well as soft serve.  It's a family affair at The Sweet Escape.  The owner Glen LaNeve, his wife, daughters, and grandkids are all involved.  LaNeve says he hopes the shop will bring families together, like it does for his own.

"We try to be really price friendly, and we're hoping that with all the kid friendly things going on at the mall now, pickleball, axe throwing, bow and arrow, we're hoping that we'll be something that brings families together," said Glen LaNeve, the owner of The Sweet Escape.

The first 50 people at the grand opening will receive a free ice cream treat, all homemade.  The Sweet Escape is open Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 8pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm.