April 26, 2021

Stewart's Shops Renames Ice Cream Flavor in Honor of SUNY Empire's Mascot, Blue

SUNY Empire Brew Ha-Ha Available at Six Saratoga Stewarts Locations Through August 29

SUNY Empire State College Officer in Charge Nathan Gonyea samples Blue Ha-Ha ice cream with mascots Blue and Flavor at Stewart's Shops Saratoga Springs West Avenue location

Stewart’s Shops is proud to partner with SUNY Empire State College for their 50th anniversary with a dedicated ice cream flavor. This flavor will be known as SUNY Empire Blue Ha-Ha, originally known as Brew Ha-Ha. The flavor is affectionately named after the SUNY Empire mascot, Blue.

SUNY Empire Blue Ha-Ha is a Richer roast coffee ice cream brewing with espresso bean flavored chocolate flakes and will be available at the cone counter at all Saratoga Springs Stewart’s Shops.

SUNY Empire State College Officer in Charge Nathan Gonyea says, “We are honored to partner with Stewart’s Shops, a pillar in our community, to celebrate our 50th anniversary. This collaboration is a fun and exciting way for our local students, alumni, faculty, and staff to join in our celebration. We thank Stewart’s Shops for their contributions to our college and our community, and we look forward to many more years of partnership.”

Stewart’s Shops and SUNY Empire have partnered for many years to offer student scholarships through the SUNY Empire Foundation. Graduates from Adirondack, Clinton, Columbia-Greene, Dutchess, Fulton-Montgomery, Herkimer, Hudson Valley, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Onondaga, Orange, Schenectady, Sullivan, and Ulster Community Colleges are encouraged to apply for a $1000 scholarship. Applications are being accepted online from April 5th through July 31st, 2021! For more information please click the link here: www.esc.edu/stewartsshops

Stewart’s Shops president, Gary Dake says, “We believe in the power of education and congratulate SUNY Empire on 50 years of providing educational opportunities to students of all ages and backgrounds. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate 50 years of education than with ice cream.”

SUNY Empire Blue Ha-Ha will be available at these participating Stewart’s Shops at the cone counter on Monday, 4/26/21 through Sunday, 8/29/21:

Shop 101- 402 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Shop 208- 15 Maple Dell Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Shop 408 - 521 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Shop 104 - 30 Church Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Shop 130 - 8 Circular Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Shop 333 - 86 West Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

About SUNY Empire

SUNY Empire State College educates 17,000 students per year in person, online, and through a blend of both, at locations in every region of New York and at eight international sites worldwide. Together with one of SUNY Empire’s 700 faculty mentors, each student designs their own individualized pathway to a college degree that accommodates their schedule and awards credit for prior college-level learning. SUNY Empire awards approximately 3,000 degrees annually and 94 percent of graduates stay in New York state. Today, more than 91,000 SUNY Empire alumni are entrepreneurs, veterans, and active members of the military, professional athletes, teachers, medical professionals, and leaders in their field, as well as in their communities. To learn more, visit www.esc.edu and follow the college on social media @SUNYEmpire.

About Stewart’s Shops

Founded in 1945, Stewart’s Shops is an employee and family-owned convenience store chain based in Saratoga Springs, NY. Stewart’s is known for offering milk, ice cream, coffee, food to go, gasoline, and other convenience items. Today there are over 335 Stewart’s Shops located across 31 counties across upstate New York and southern Vermont.