In 2019, Laurel and Chad Salecker opened their Kilwins store in Virginia Beach.
Just steps from the Atlantic, Kilwins offers a unique sweet shop experience for beachgoers of every age. On a hot summer day, Kilwins is a cool escape with Original Recipe Ice Cream served in fresh waffle cones, lemon and raspberry Koolers, or one of their fresh squeezed lemonades.
Ice cream and fruit drinks are just two among the many delicious products that Kilwins provides where customers can also find fudge, caramel apples, brittles, and many more confections. The best part is that it’s all handmade. Customers can watch as products are laid out on a marble slab and crafted to perfection right in the front of the shop.
Kilwins not only prides themselves on making amazing products but also creating a great customer experience. Many customers enter the Kilwins store as a family wanting to have a memorable time, and Kilwins delivers it.
“We get to take that bonding, relational family experience, where they’re already on an adventure, and just take it to the next level,” Laurel Salecker said.
Laurel and Chad are no strangers to family experiences, with three kids that often help in the store. The rest of the team at Kilwins is focused on elevating the customer experience, whether it’s helping customers find the perfect ice cream flavor or giving out samples of the fudge they just finished making. Laurel and Chad continue their work at Kilwins because they simply like people, and they like making them happy, and this remains their mission and goal today.
2420 Atlantic Ave Ste 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23451