Try alcoholic cocktails, old-fashioned sodas and ice cream at this brand new ice cream shop.

Local restaurateur Joshua Pollack saw his grandmother Sherry Rosenberg live to be 95.

Shortly before the pandemic, Denver-based owner Rosenberg’s Bagels, Lou’s Italian Specialties and Famous Original J’s Pizza added a nostalgic soda fountain in her honor, Sherry’s Soda Shoppe, to his list of restaurants in Colorado.

About two years later, Pollack opens another Sherry restaurant in Boulder. It’s due to debut Friday, April 29, next door to Rosenberg’s Bagels on a hill near the University of Colorado.

“In the days when soda stores were popular, they were more for teenagers,” Pollak said. “When you walk into Sherry’s, you should feel like you’re transported back in time.”

Like its sister store on Denver’s Welton Street, the new Boulder Sherry’s will be done in pink, with marble countertops, brass swivel chairs and mahogany fixtures.

Customers will be able to order portions of alternating flavors such as nut butter and pistachio, as well as sodas made from homemade syrups, including lemon lime and root beer. The menu includes phosphates, fizzy and floating drinks, and alcoholic desserts such as grasshopper cocktails and amaro affogatos.

From hip photo courtesy of Sherry’s

Sherry’s Soda Shoppe opens April 29 in Boulder.

“We’re looking to reach a different audience,” Pollack explained. “I think The Hill has lost a lot of its luster as an all-inclusive shopping area in Boulder. But it wasn’t like that when I was in college. It really was a place where everyone came together.”

Along with older and newer neighboring businesses on the Hill, he is trying to revitalize this commercial area. Sherry’s caters to families with children, offering ice cream sandwiches and ice cream. But it’s also an adult nightlife spot for alcoholic cocktails and slushies.

Customers of the new business will also find several crossovers between Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen next door and a dessert parlor with ice cream sandwiches in flavors like chocolate babka and black and white cookies.

“It’s all about New York’s heritage,” Pollak said.