Shuffles Magical Ice Cream, La Perla coming

Magic. Ice cream. Presto!

shufflesLocal magician John-Paul Scirica, who’s worked on cruise chips, for celebrities and learned his craft here in Santa Rosa is opening an ice cream and magic experience in the former Seven nightclub.

Shuffles Magical Ice Cream Shoppe will be a family-friendly spot to grab a scoop or two, sundaes, shakes, smoothies, and other frozen treats with a side of fun. He plans to entertain folks both table-side or at the shop’s magic counter. Shuffle’s stage will host a weekly Saturday morning magic show, monthly dinner magic show, and provide a backdrop for private events, such as birthdays, company parties, and all types of private events.They’ll kick things off at 528 Seventh St., Santa Rosa on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10:00 am vwith a ribbon cutting strolling magicians, mini-magic shows, balloon animal twisters, face painters, and jugglers performing until 2p.m.. The first 200 customers through the door will receive a scratcher to win prizes and discounts, including free ice cream for a year for two lucky attendees. Presto!

Also in the brickyard center, La Perla Peruvian restaurant is slated to open in the former California Thai. Not much info yet on the owners or opening date, but we’ll let you know.