Downtown Milford Inc. announced its partnership with King’s Homemade Ice Cream, of Milton and Lewes fame, which will operate an ice cream business along the Mispillion River in downtown Milford beginning July 3.

“We’re excited to expand our operation to Milford this summer,” said Rudy Spoor, owner of King’s Homemade Ice Cream. “We’re looking forward to being a part of this community and setting up our shop in the heart of downtown Milford.”

In May, the DMI board of directors announced its offseason repurpose plan for the Santa House and used the last two months to identify and contract with a local vendor. After hearing concerns from the community, the board decided at their June meeting to forego the decision to maintain a Santa-theme through the summer ice cream season. King’s, therefore, will operate the ice cream shop.

King’s features 10 flavors, and hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.

“We’re excited to welcome King’s to to the heart of downtown Milford,” said DMI Board President Sara Pletcher. “Serving ice cream will bring people downtown, get them into our stores and give life to Downtown Milford after 5 p.m.”

For more on King’s, visit kingshomemadeicecream.com.

For more on DMI, visit downtownmilford.org.