Our Story

Our family also owns Casa Vieja and Downtown Restaurant but we are super excited to be venturing into something sweeter. Alongside our business partners, we have been planning Lulu’s Place since 2019.

In 2020, Covid-19 happened and it brought many new challenges as we prepared to start this new business. It may have caused some delays but we continued working tirelessly to bring something new and exciting to Archbold, Ohio.

Our grand opening was on February 11th, 2021. It also happened to be the coldest week the winter season had given us along with record snowfalls. Despite the weather, we received a tremendous amount of support from our community. People of all ages and backgrounds showed up in their hats, gloves, and winter coats to experience Lulu’s Place.

Where the magic happens

Our family travels to Mexico with the goal of bringing back authentic flavors to share with our communities here in Ohio. Our family in Columbus, Ohio opened up the first ice cream factory and store front, Dulce Vida in 2016. Columbus welcomed Dulce Vida with open arms and we knew we had to share it with our community in northwest Ohio.

The Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory produces and distributes ice cream and popsicles for three ice cream shops in Columbus as well as Lulu’s Place. The recipes are authentic and fresh. Our kids were tough judges but they helped us come up with the perfect, “kid-tested and approved” flavors to share with you.