Cold Stone opens in Atascadero

Cold Stone Creamery opened Sunday in Atascadero’s Colony Square. A grand opening for the ice cream and cake franchise is planned for 2 p.m. June 30.

Owner Mike Talen has also owned the Cold Stone Creamery location in downtown Paso Robles for eight years.

Talen closed his former Atascadero Cold Stone location in the Albertsons shopping center off El Camino Real prior to the construction of Colony Square because he planned to be part of the new development, he said.

He has eight employees in the 1,200-square-foot Colony Square spot.