July 21, 2024
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Italian ice entrepreneurs bring East Coast dessert to the tri-county region


Gregory Leone with his son Vincent, in front of Leone’s Italian ice shop in Thousand Oaks. Leone opened the shop in 2020. (Julia Staley photo) A visit to Southern California 30 years ago left Gregory Leone, an Italian-American from New York, surprised: There were no Italian ice shops. While ice cream, frozen yogurt and even…


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