Spinning a bad situation into a sweet new venture: DJ opens ice cream shop in Ocean County
A DJ in Ocean County is
spinning a bad situation into a sweet new venture, opening an ice cream shop in
Point Pleasant Beach.
"I never thought in million years,
an ice cream store, and now here I am,” says Michael Langsner.
Langsner has spent years
"I've been a partner
at Xplosive Entertainment, which is a New Jersey-based entertainment company
focusing on wedding and bar-bat mitzvahs,” says Langsner. “We do a lot of corporate work
When the coronavirus
pandemic dropped most of his events, he decided to open Haven's Sweet Shop back
"It's more of a
boutique style shop,” says Langsner. "I found really high-quality ice creams. At least one
vegan flavor and at least two low or no sugar options as well. Candies,
chocolate-covered pretzels, fudge and plenty of sweets."
The pandemic took life in a
different direction, and created opportunity along the way.
"I didn't want to look back at the end of
the pandemic and say, 'well that was a waste of six months or a waste of a
says Langsner. “Many years
from now, I can look back and say I tried something. I believe
by that point, it will be a community staple and you know a household
Haven's Sweet Shop is named
after Langsner's 6-year-old daughter. He says he plans to run the shop and
still DJ once events pick back up.