Evans Towne Center’s summer Edible Cookie Dough business 2023


Formerly located on Town Park Lane in Evans, the new location of Alumni Cookie Dough is conveniently located just down the road at The Plaza at Evans Towne Center, which is directly across the street from Lady Antebellum Park.

After being closed for almost 16 months, the cookie dough store is scheduled to reopen in June. This duration of time was far longer than anticipated.

On its Facebook page, where it first announced its temporary closure in December 2021, the business stated, “We, unfortunately, ran into a conflict that delayed our opening.”

A phone call to the store inquiring about additional information regarding the delay was not returned.

In time for summer visitors, Evans’ edible cookie dough store is reopened.

Rooted Coffeehouse will share the premises with Alumni, a dessert shop that offers cookie dough and ice cream by the scoop.

This will allow Alumni’s customers to purchase a speciality coffee drink in addition to their delicious delicacies. Additionally, Rooted can be found in Riverwood at a location on William Few Parkway.

Roll On In and Buzzed Bull Creamery, two prior businesses in this area, both opened and closed their doors in the previous year, making way for the two new dining establishments.

Jennifer Harpley, proprietor of the Evans cookie dough store, expressed her delight at being a part of the expansion taking place at the plaza.

“By bringing in Rooted Coffeehouse, we feel that we will be able to offer treats for the kids as well as their parents,” she said in a statement. “We feel that this will be a win-win situation for everyone involved.”

In January 2019, Mike and Jennifer Dollander, both of whom are graduates of the University of Georgia, established the very first location of Alumni Cookie Dough in the heart of downtown Athens on North Thomas Street.

According to the information provided on their website, they started offering the company as a franchise in the year 2020, and the required initial investment ranges from 138,768 to 206,968 dollars.

In addition to its facilities in Athans and Evans, Alumni also maintains establishments in Marietta, Milton, and Acworth.