Owners Scott and Crystal
Vurpillatte with daughter Tali
In 2003, Scott and Crystal Vurpillatte bought the vintage Frates bottle on Achushnet Avenue in New Bedford, renamed the place after their young daughter Tali, and seem determined to make this place again a great little restaurant and ice cream parlor. They want to keep the best of the old and bring in new traditions too. Crystal says the workforce is very different now.
This little cutie is the
The main attraction, the bright white bottle stands 52-feet tall.
When we visited in July 2003, Scott kindly offered to take us inside the wooden structure through a small door behind the filing cabinet in their upstairs office. It made us wonder if we might suddenly find ourselves inside John Malcovich's head. No.
But it's reassuring to find a young couple with strong entrepreneurial spirits ready to shake up a wonderful old structure with new ideas and high butterfat ice cream. Don't drive through New Bedford without stopping by.
The crew enjoyed Tali's delicious
ice cream cones after the shoot.
TALI'S PLACE AT THE FRATE BOTTLE
2840 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, Massachusetts