NBC News: 8 Year Old Businessman

Athens, Pa. – An eight-year-old boy is bringing business back to Athens after the flood, by running his own Italian ice stand (see story below)

Athens, Pa. –  An eight-year-old boy is bringing business back to Athens after the flood—by running his own Italian ice stand.The September flooding knocked out dozens of businesses in Athens. One of them was an ice cream shop in Teaoga Square Park. So Jack Henry Barrett, 8, brought an Italian ice stand in to replace it.

Jack is the official owner of Jack Frost Ice, featuring Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. He works there with his dutiful employees, his parents. The stand features four flavors that change daily. Customers in the square for a concert Thursday night say Jack is a sign of new life in Athens.

“We just want to bring smiles back to Athens,” said Barrett. “Because people like to come down here and have some ice cream, but they can’t have that now. So we brought something new here.”

“We’ve lost, we had some hardship, but we have 34 businesses back and running,” said Ed Barrett, Jack’s father. “Jack is number 34 and it’s just a great idea.”

The Barrett family purchased the Little Jimmy’s stand and got approval from Athens Borough, which owns the park. Jack opened his stand two weeks ago, and his dad says he’s already inspired some other local kids to start their own businesses and help Athens recover.



Detroit Family Business

http://italianice.net/contactform.htm The Smiths from Detroit, Michigan visited us today to get their Italian Ice pushcart and Ices- they drove 10 hours last night to visit us today on Saturday- yes we are open on Saturdays even Sundays- weekends till 1PM. Little Jimmy’s italian Ice 800 763 4348

The whole family is getting into business together. Great family business.


Family Italian Ice Business To Go

Paul visited us this Saturday and picked up his italian ice cart and lots of Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice and was on his way.  He was going to start up his push cart business with his kids and was already scheduled for several events already in Maryland- Give us a call to get yourself started – 800 763 4348 and ask for anyone here – Little Jimmy’s Italian ices we’re an all family business.


Texas Family Business

Marius and family are keeping their fellow Texans cool with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. He has a really nice push cart setup and does a great job selling his Major League baseball helmets filled with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. Marius works alongside his father and brother- a true family business.


Mall Setup

Demonstration of a typical shopping mall setup of Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice and Pushcarts – Notice the steady line of customers


Laura on ABC News

Here it is- Laura on ABC News from March 2009!