Splendora's changes hands
Like Bodo’s founder Brian Fox, original owners Fax and Andrea Ayres appear to have used the Willy Wonka method of passing things on, handing the golden key over to a former counter girl, Patricia Ross, a UVA grad who started in 2005 and has been in charge of making the gelato and running the place since last year.
We decided to sell to Patricia because she will be a great new owner," says Andrea Ayres. "She has really learned the ropes with regard to the whole business. We felt that Splendora's needed some new ideas, and Patricia is incredibly creative and into food trends."