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Twistee Treat (page 2)

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Twistee Treat [gone]
S. Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL
Twistee Treat
U.S. 98 N.
Lakeland, FL
Twistee Treat
Plant City, FL
Twistee Treat [gone]
Sarasota, FL

These Lakeland and Plant City Twistee Treats were owned by the same family. The photo of the Lakeland location on S. Florida Ave. is from 2005. It was sold to new owners in 2009. I was told that it would be reinstalled in Eustis, FL. However, I don't know of any locations in Eustis. [first photo thanks Wendy Scott] [Lakeland, U.S. 98 N. map]; [Plant City map]

The Sarasota Twistee was also known as Mel's Drive Thru. The deer-like figure on this building's roof might have been a leftover Christmas decoration that was left up year-round. There was also a polar bear in front of the building. The building had been closed and for sale since 2005. In 2009, the building was disassembled and put in storage in Bradenton, FL. While it appeared that the building sold on eBay for $7,050, I'm told that it is still for sale. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Twistee Treat
Seminole, FL
Twistee Treat [gone]
New Port Richey, FL

The Seminole Twistee found new owners in 2009. For more, see this website. [map]

This New Port Richey Twistee is gone now. This photo is from 2005. I don't know if the building was demolished or moved somewhere else.

Twistee Treat
St. Pete Beach, FL
Twistee Treat
Kenneth City, FL

There might have been another Twistee Treat in St. Pete Beach at one time. Since Twistee Treats are modular, fiberglass structures, many have been moved around especially within Florida. [map]

This Kenneth City Twistee Treat building appears to be just half of the original structure. The top part is installed on the roof of the building. The building last operated as the Daily Scoop but it appeared vacant when this photo was taken in 2009. It was still vacant in 2016. The building is listed for sale in the green box at the bottom of this page. I don't know if the seller would sell just the Twistee part on the roof. [map]

Twistee Treat [gone]
Port Charlotte, FL
Twistee Treat
Port St. Lucie, FL

The Port Charlotte Twistee was located at the Sun Flea Market which featured shops and rides for the kids. This photo is from 2009. The Twistee Treat building was still there in 2011. However, by 2015, all the rides and the Twistee building were gone.

The Port St. Lucie Twistee was up for sale in 2009 when these photos were taken. The building was still there and open in 2013. [map]

Twistee Treat [gone]
North Fort Myers, FL
Twistee Treat [gone]
Fort Myers, FL

This Twistee Treat in North Fort Myers was supposedly the first Twistee Treat building ever built. This photo is from 2009. This location closed in 2014. The building will be refurbished by the Orlando company which is reviving the brand and relocated elsewhere. [photo thanks Bob Patel] There is another location in North Fort Myers.

This Twistee Treat in Fort Myers updated the sign to 36 flavors at some point. I believe all the locations had just six flavors originally. This location competed with a Dairy Queen which was located directly in front of it. In 2014, this Twistee Treat building was either removed or destroyed.

Twistee Treat
Jacksonville, FL
Twistee Treat
Zephyrhills, FL
Twistee Treat
Hudson, FL

The Twistee Treat in Jacksonville was going by the name of Penny Lane Ice Cream N More when this photo was taken in 2009. In 2011, the cone was redecorated as a cupcake when the stand reopened as Short & Sweet, a bakery selling muffins, cookies, and cupcakes. However, by 2015, the bakery had closed and this Twistee was vacant. There was another Twistee Treat in Jacksonville which is gone now. [map]

The Twistee Treat in Zephyrhills operates as Dave's Treats. This photo is from 2009. The building was repainted around 2010 and put up for sale at that time. It is still there as of 2014. [map]

The Twistee Treat in Hudson continues to use the Twistee Treat name. For more, see this website. [map]

Twistee Treat
Tampa, FL
former Twistee Treat
Tampa, FL (now Lake Wales, FL)

The first Twistee Treat shown above has been repainted a bright yellow. [map]

Two new Twistee Treat buildings opened in 2014. There is also another new Twistee building in Tampa on New Tampa Ave.

The second Twistee Treat shown above was operating as Topper's Creamery in Tampa when these photos were taken in 2009. This building was moved to Lake Wells, FL where it reopened in 2010.

Topper's has nearly a dozen other locations but they are not housed in Twistee Treat buildings. The company's Valrico, FL location has the bottom half of a Twistee Treat building. The top half was damaged while it was in storage and was replaced with a conical roof. For more, see this website.

Twistee Treat [gone]
Land O' Lakes, FL
Twistee Treat
Kissimmee, FL

This Twistee Treat in Land O' Lakes was previously installed in Port Richey, FL. It was installed on a trailer at the back of the lot at Cherry Street Motors when this photo was taken in 2009. It was sold in 2010 but I don't know where it went.

This Twistee in Kissimmee had sprinkles added to the roof at some point. [map]

There are also three new Twistee Treat locations in Kissimmee, including this one.

Twistee Treat
Tavares, FL
Twistee Treat
Winter Park, FL
Twistee Treat
E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL
Twistee Treat
S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL

The Twistee Treat in Tavares, like most locations, is installed on the perimeter of a shopping center. [map]

The vent on top of the Twistee Treat in Winter Park, like many others at the page, has been painted red, suggesting a cherry. [map]

The Twistee Treat in Orlando on E. Colonial Drive is known as Tillie's Twistee Treat. This building was previously installed in Eustis, FL. [map]

The Twistee Treat in Orlando on S. Orange Blossom Trail has been painted half chocolate and half vanilla. [map]

There are also two new locations in Orlando, one on Curry Ford Rd. and another on E. Colonial Dr.

Twirlees
Ocala, FL (now West Chester, OH)

This Twirlees mobile unit is a scaled-down Twistee Treat building. The unit was produced by Twirlees, the Canadian company that bought out Twistee Treat in the 1990s. The company was hoping to franchise in the States. However, I believe they have stopped producing these units and are now focused on a larger, truck version.

This Ocala unit was sold and moved to Crossville, TN where it was expected to open in 2013. However, it was sold just a few months later to the owner of The Cone in West Chester, OH where there are several of these Twirlees units. [map]

A Twirlees unit opened in Houston, MO in 2015. [map]

I believe the Twirlees which operated from 2008-2010 in Chatham, ON, was the original unit. I don't know if it is in storage or if it was moved somewhere else.

ice cream stand
Carlsbad, CA
ice cream stand [gone]
Brooklyn, CT
Dar's Dairy Delight
Lakeside-Marblehead, OH

The ice cream stand in Carlsbad is located at the Flower Fields. It was probably inspired by Twistee Treat buildings.

This ice cream stand in Brooklyn was obviously inspired by Twistee Treat buildings. I don't know when it was built. The upper ice cream portion was made of spray foam. The stand was closed for the season when I took these photos in 2010. There were no signs indicating the name of the place. By 2011, this building was gone.

Dar's Dairy Delight is another simulated Twistee Treat. [map]

Hob Nob Hot Dogs
Manteca, CA

Although Hob Nob Hot Dogs was never a Twistee Treat, it must have been inspired by their buildings. This giant cone seems to be made of concrete rather than fiberglass. As far as I know, there were never any Twistee Treats in California. Hob Nob Hot Dogs has been here since at least the 1990s. I don't know if this is the original name. This stand features Caspers Famous Hot Dogs. [map]

There is another Twistee Treat look-alike in Soldotna, AK (1 and 2). [map]

There is another Twistee Treat look-alike in Kissimmee, FL which was built entirely from scratch. The business is known as Chillin' Out Ice Cream.

Seemore's Ice Cream
Pahrump, NV

Seemoore's Ice Cream, aka Seemoore's Polar Parlor, opened in 2004. The stand must have been inspired by the Twistee Treat building design. It claims to be the world's tallest ice cream stand. [map]

Other Twistee Treats:
FL: Bonita Springs, Clermont, Dade City, Jensen Beach, Kissimmee [altered], Mims, Ocoee, Stuart
KS: Oakley [gone]
NY: Spencerport [gone; supposedly moved to Dillsburg, PA but never seen again]
SD: Aberdeen [gone]
TN: Pigeon Forge
TX: Port Isabel [gone; demolished]
Canada: Minden, ON
Puerto Rico: Hatillo
various locations

If you know of any other Twistee Treats not described at my pages or included in this list, please let me know. I'd also appreciate hearing about any that have moved, changed names or been modified.

Twistee Treat buildings for sale:
Kenneth City, FL (see above; only the top part of the building): Gail Ferenc, gferenc@knology.net, (727) 204-8681

Folks looking to buy a Twistee Treat:
AL: Scott Marcum, airplane865@yahoo.com
AL: David Swiger, swigerandcompany@gmail.com, (251) 609-2973
FL: Joe Jioio, tintshop123@bellsouth.net, (561) 324-0700
FL: Diana Pienaar, depienaar@gmail.com, (407) 729-4212
FL: Gary Svoboda, redbonesfl@gmail.com, (239) 989-9254
FL: The Sibari Project, maegan@sibari.us, (941) 323-4896
KY: Harry Foxworthy, hfoxworthy@roadrunner.com, (606) 782-3535
MI: Gary Hatfield, hgaryh1@gmail.com
MO: Scott or Matthew Cameron, mrc@66routepost.com, (417) 588-4466
MO: Dana Dougherty, soulsearcher84@hotmail.com, (314) 605-2543
TX: Brad Farr, lala1988@sbcglobal.net

If you are looking to buy or sell a Twistee Treat stand, I'd be happy to list your name and email here. Please let me know when you have sold your building or are no longer looking for one so that I can keep the list current.