How we started
The Big 1 Ice Cream Stand has been a Nashua landmark since the 1950s. In 1973, Marcel Lemay purchased the business and ran it for ten years until selling to sister-in-law, Pat Lemay. Jeanne (Marcel's niece) and Gary Marquis acquired the business in 1998 and have worked tirelessly since to make The Big 1 Nashua's premiere family owned and operated ice cream stand. Gary and Jeanne welcomed the challenge, and have maintained the 49 year family legacy with pride.
Our ice cream comes from Richardson's Ice Cream in Middleton, Massachusetts.
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