From Lawyer To Ice Cream Maker, Boca Man Plans To Open Ice Cream Store

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Staff report

After years of practicing law, Rick Felerbaum wanted a career change.

So, he shut down his practice and began crafting his own artisanal ice cream.

“I thought it would be neat if I took my real estate brokerage and my law firm and fire everybody, which I did, and start making ice cream,” he said.

That homemade ice cream can be found at popular restaurants like Buccan in Palm Beach and Michael Jordan’s new restaurant in Jupiter, 1000 NORTH.

Now, he wants to bring his gourmet dessert to residents of Boca Raton.

He has requested to turn his office at 310 E. Palmetto Park Road into Rickey’s Proper Ice Cream. Council members signed off on the idea in a recent city meeting. Councilman Robert Weinroth cast the sole dissenting vote citing concerns over parking.

“I wish you all the success and I fear that success,” Weinroth said, stating the popularity of the shop will bring tons of cars. “With success there is sometimes pain. I don’t want to see this turn into pain.”

The shop will serve ice cream as well as coffee. It is unclear when it will officially open.