Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory

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The Cherry Popper Ice Cream factory in GTA Vice City.

The Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory, or simply Cherry Poppers, is, as the name states, an ice cream factory in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories located in Little Havana, Vice City.

The factory serves as a base of operation for the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Company and can be purchased by the player as an asset and as a save point after "Shakedown" in GTA Vice City.


GTA Vice City

Maude Hanson reveals the true purpose of the factory after Tommy Vercetti purchases it in GTA Vice City.

In 1986, Tommy Vercetti buys the factory and the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Company from former owner Maude Hanson. Tommy initially bought the factory, believing it to be an actual Ice Cream Factory, but is then told by a grumpy Maude Hanson that the ice cream factory is actually a front to distribute drugs (possibly cocaine). Upon finding out that the ice cream is a front and that the factory actually distributes drugs, Tommy starts using the company trucks to Distribute drugs in the streets of Vice City. After successfully selling 50 units, the factory starts generating $3,000 a day.

The Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory also serves as the primary location in the mission "Loose Ends". In the mission, Tommy is informed of a "valuable exchange" taking place on the roof of the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory between the Sharks and men in black suits. He is then ordered to kill everyone involved, take the merchandise and take it to an unnamed helipad at Escobar International Airport. Tommy enters the compound at the back of the factory, kills everybody involved and gradually works his way to the roof. He kills the men involved in the exchange, steals the merchandise and, using the nearby Maverick, he successfully takes the merchandise to the helipad.

The top of the building has two large mounds of ice cream, resembling a pair of woman's breasts.

GTA Vice City Stories

The factory exists in GTA Vice City Stories, circa 1984, but it is not owned by the company. Nevertheless, the factory retains its blue color from the GTA Vice City rendition.


  • The save point of the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory in GTA Vice City is known to cause corruption in saved files. For safety purposes, players should save the game elsewhere instead.
  • If the player angles the camera properly in GTA Vice City Stories, they can make the ice cream from on the roof of GTA Vice City appear.

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