New owners continue Tyler’s tradition
Laura and Rob Alderson are receiving advice from Geri and Larry Tyler.
SUN PHOTO/LOUISE BOLGER
There are many types of sophisticated foods in the world that can be classified as gourmet, but there aren’t too many sophisticated foods that can be classified as both gourmet and fun. If you’re looking for a good time that involves your taste buds, ice cream should be at the top of your list, especially if it’s been around for 25 years.
Tyler’s Gourmet Ice Cream on Cortez Road near 119th Street has been satisfying our taste buds for 25 years at the same location. Although Rob Alderson, Tyler’s new owner, recently moved to Florida, he recognized immediately that Tyler’s is a landmark in the area, and plans on continuing the Tyler’s tradition.
Relocating from Minnesota at the end of last year, Alderson, his wife Laura Alderson and their two daughters Josie and Ava were looking to make a new life in Florida’s sunshine and be near family. The opportunity to own and operate Tyler’s was a dream come true for them, especially when they had the good fortune to meet the original Tylers, Larry and Geri Tyler who established the legendary ice cream shop 25 years ago. Their advice and years of experience have been an invaluable asset to the Aldersons, who are committed to maintaining the same top quality product the Tylers introduced 25 years ago.
Tyler’s makes all its homemade ice cream on site using 300 recipes of ice cream and sorbets. It maintains 48 different flavors of ice cream, in addition to carrying fat free, sugar free, regular cones, waffle cones, sundaes, shakes, soft ice cream, and fat free yogurt. You can have ice cream to go and in the near future it will have cakes and pies available. Tyler’s is already supplying ice cream to restaurants and plans on partnering with additional restaurants in the future that will feature its gourmet line of ice cream.
Sometime in early April Tyler’s will host a blow out 25 year anniversary party with ice cream eating contests and anniversary specials of all kinds. In the meantime, you can visit Tyler’s booth at the Cortez Fishing Festival on Feb. 21 and 22, or the shop for your ice cream fix.
The country may be experiencing an economic slump, but no one can ever resist the fun and temptation of great ice cream. So forget the other gourmet foods and make yourself feel better with the gourmet food you can still afford, Tyler’s Gourmet Ice Cream the local landmark that redefines sophistication.
Tyler’s Gourmet Ice Cream
11904 Cortez Road W.,
Monday through Thursday 1 to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday Noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.