Dorothy Cox is back in the city as part of the mayor's efforts to attract more visitors to the New Bedford waterfront.

The Southcoast candy company will sell ice cream, along with Del’s frozen lemonade and light food through October at Dorothy Cox’s on the waterfront next to the Black Whale restaurant.

The company’s interest to expand by offering ice cream on the New Bedford waterfront matched Mayor Jon Mitchell’s goal of bringing ice cream to the harbor.

According to South Coast Today, Mitchell has eyed the former harbormaster shack for some time to serve a family-friendly purpose. He stated that “It made sense to put it back in a way people would like.”

New Bedford put out a request for a proposal for an ice cream shop to locate into a vacant building, which is owned by the city. The winning bid came from Dorothy Cox.

Mayor Mitchell stated that the city worked to bring the building into good condition.

At the New Bedford stand, Del’s frozen lemonade is sold in seven flavors. The last location in the city to have a Del’s closed at the corner of Kempton Street and Rockdale Avenue. The former Del’s is now home to T-Mobile.

With additional reporting by Sal Lopez

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