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Twistee Treat (page 3)

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Twistee Treat
Pinellas Park, FL
Twistee Treat
Plant City, FL
Twistee Treat [gone]
Port Charlotte, FL
Twistee Treat
Port Richey, FL

The modern Twistee Treat in Pinellas Park was installed in 2016. [map]

This vintage Twistee Treat in Plant City was originally owned by the same family as the Lakeland locations. [map]

The Twistee Treat in Port Charlotte 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 Twistee Treat in Port Richey is one of the newer buildings, installed around 2018. [map]

Twistee Treat
Port St. Lucie, FL
2009: 2020:

The Twistee Treat in Port St. Lucie was repainted around 2017. [map]

Twistee Treat
Riverview, FL
Twistee Treat [gone]
Sarasota, FL

This modern Twistee Treat in Riverview was installed around 2017. [map]

The vintage Twistee Treat in Sarasota 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
2009: 2020:

The Twistee Treat in Seminole was repainted in 2017. Rainbow sprinkles and chocolate syrup was added to the ice cream. [map]

Twistee Treat
Sheldon, FL
Twistee Treat
Cortez Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL
Twistee Treat
Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL
Twistee Treat
Stuart, FL

The modern Twistee Treat in Sheldon was installed in 2014. [map]

The modern Twistee Treat on Cortez Blvd. was installed there around 2015. [map]

The modern Twistee Treat on Commercial Way was installed there in 2016. [map]

The vintage Twistee Treat in Stuart was repainted shortly before this photo was taken in 2020. [map]

Twistee Treat
St. Pete Beach, FL
2009: 2020:

This vintage Twistee Treat in St. Pete Beach was repainted around 2019 with chocolate syrup added to the roof like the modern buildings. [map]

Twistee Treat
Tampa, FL
2009: 2020:

This vintage Twistee Treat had been painted bright yellow for at least several years. By 2015, it been repainted a more traditional beige. [map]

Twistee Treat
W. Gandy Blvd.
Tampa, FL
Twistee Treat
W. Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, FL
Twistee Treat
New Tampa Blvd.
Tampa, FL

This modern Twistee Treat on W. Gandy was installed around 2017. There was a vintage Twistee Treat just across the street but it was gone by 2007. [map]

This modern Twistee Treat on W. Fletcher was installed in 2014. [map]

This modern Twistee Treat on New Tampa Blvd. opened in 2013. [map]

Twistee Treat
Tarpon Springs, FL
Twistee Treat
Tavares, FL
This modern Twistee Treat in Tarpon Springs was installed there by 2014. [map]

This vintage Twistee Treat in Tavares has been well-maintained. [map]

Twistee Treat
Valrico, FL
Twistee Treat
Valrico, FL

The first Twistee Treat in Valrico was installed here by 2011. It has the bottom half of a vintage Twistee Treat building. The top half was damaged while it was in storage and was replaced with a conical roof. It operates as a Topper's Craft Creamery. [map]

The second Twistee Treat in Valrico shown above is a modern building. It was installed here in 2016. [map]

Twistee Treat
Wesley Chapel, FL
Twistee Treat
Winter Park, FL

This modern Twistee Treat in Wesley Chapel opened in 2019. [map]

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

Twistee Treat
Zephyrhills, FL
2009: 2020:

The Twistee Treat operates as Dave's Treats. The building was repainted around 2010. It was repainted again around 2019. [map]

If you know of any other Twistee Treat buildings not included at these three pages, please let me know. I'd also appreciate hearing about any that have been moved, changed names, or been modified.

The buildings below were apparently inspired by Twistee Treat.

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. It moved to a new location in town in 2016. It was gone by 2018.

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 Treat buildings in California. However, this one must have been inspired by them. 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]