Ripple waves goodbye to Sugar Magnolia

(Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post)

(Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post)

As a storefront, Sugar Magnolia has served its last ice cream sandwich.

The bite-sized Cleveland Park sweets shop is becoming a 12-seat group dining room for Ripple, the adjoining restaurant whose pastry chef, Allison Reed, created Sugar Magnolia's goodies. A spokesperson said overflow crowds at Ripple necessitated the change.

But Reed's not going anywhere, and the dessert items from the walk-in shop aren't going very far, either: A selection of the ice cream sandwiches and baked goods from Sugar Magnolia will still be available at Ripple's bar.

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