Nico’s Ice Cream was closed for the holiday weekend and when they went to check in on their Northeast Fremont location, they found a build-up of ice and snow caused part of the roof to cave in.
Owner Nico Vergara says the roof and flooring will need to be replaced. Damages are estimated at around $15,000 to $20,000.
“It hurts a lot because that location is now closed for the foreseeable future until we figure out who can fix it, and obviously, money,” said Vergara.
He says it’s hard as a small business owner as he works to expand to his second ice cream location on Killingsworth, as well as recently opening a coffee shop and cantina. Vergara urges locals to continue to support area small businesses through the season.