Swirl On In


Layla Tomasula, Staff Reporter

Tanshel “Miss Tammy” Pointer scoops out a treat for one of her customers at her new shop in Washington called KRP2 (Kids Are People Too) Swirl-N-Chill Ice Cream Lounge, which opened its doors Oct. 16. The business, at 43 E Washington Ave., offers a variety of ice cream flavors, including “Cookie Monster,” which includes generous amounts of cookie dough and chocolate chips swirled inside. Milkshakes are a popular menu item as well. “I’ve never wanted to open anything, but my passion is people,” Pointer said. “I’ve always been very supportive of others and been a cheerleader for other people. Swirl on in and enjoy the experience. The lounge is welcoming and is all around good vibes and energy.” Pointer also owns the business next to Swirl-N-Chill: Kidz R People 2 Spa & Lounge Theme Parties, which hosts play dates, game nights, community outings, dance parties and other family-oriented events. That business is open based on bookings. The staff of the ice cream lounge is warm, friendly and easy to approach. “My favorite part is tasting all the new flavors and recommending them to customers,” said an employee, who said his name is “Dante” but declined to give his full name. “I am the greatest scooper here.” The ice cream lounge, whose hours are 1 to 8 p.m. daily, includes a plant wall that customers are able to take pictures in front of and are encouraged to post on their social media. (Photo by Layla Tomasula)