Downtown’s newest ice cream shop is now open at 245 E. Congress St., across the street from its parent Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery, 266 E. Congress St. It will serve a menu of housemade ice creams served in cones, floats, shakes and sundaes.

The dessert restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays, said Sandy Ford, operations manager for both Hubs and the sister business, Playground Bar and Lounge at 278 E. Congress.

Ford said the factory’s signature flavors including salted caramel, bourbon almond brittle and birthday party will be served at both the restaurant and ice cream shop. Other flavors, all made in house, include coffee and donuts, Pop Tarts, Mexican wedding cookie and oatmeal cookie dough.

The factory also specializes in housemade Choco Tacos, with ice cream nestled in a waffle cone shaped like a taco then dipped in chocolate and topped with chopped nuts. Yummo.