Simotas Dairy Bar

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Simotas Dairy Bar sat near Gouglersville on the old Lancaster Pike. The owner was Nicolas Simotas, a Greek immigrant who began his dream of becoming an ice cream man by selling popsicles. He and his wife purchased the already established ice cream business in 1982. It was taken by eminent domain and razed as a result of the route 222 expansion project in 2001.

Simotas Dairy Bar located along the old route 222. Photo by C.E. Werley
Simotas Dairy Bar 222 Shillington
Simotas Dairy Bar - 222 - Shillington

In 1984, a murdered body was dumped behind Simotas, which led to a cold case that took 20 years to finally crack –

Jan 22, 2005 Reading Eagle article

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jason breneman
jason breneman
6 years ago
Regina
Regina
6 years ago

Yes! It was near where theGouglersville exit is now. They had great soft ice cream.

Bryn
Bryn
6 years ago

Simotas? Something like that?

Richard Weber
Richard Weber
6 years ago

Would stop there for gyro and birch beer milkshake. Also caked a Red Bull. Long before the new Red Bull. Little did I know that young Alex Simotas would become my son in law.

Tom Dondore
Tom Dondore
6 years ago

They had blackberry or was it blueberry soft serve. Outstanding!

Bob Mclean
Bob Mclean
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom Dondore

I think it was black raspberry.

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[…] across the street from an Adult Video store called the RT. 222 News Outlet and was just north of Simotas Dairy Bar. The building had been an ice cream stand since the 1950s, always called Sno-Kist, but only […]

John Flint
John Flint
4 years ago

Black berry


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