Naples residents for 7 years, Franchisees Kevin and Rose Leslie first discovered Kilwins when visiting the Kilwins store on 5th Avenue in downtown Naples, and they fell in love with the superior customer service and quality and taste of Kilwins products. Kevin enjoyed the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in a fresh Waffle Cone so much during his first visit, he revisited the store for another the very next day!
Kevin has a background in sales in the specialty chemical industry, and Rose, after a career as a hair stylist, is now a homemaker. The Leslies also run a charitable foundation which sends underprivileged kids to camps in various parts of Florida. Kevin and Rose have two adult children, Jillian, who works in marketing in New York City, and Ian, who helps manage the store on a day-to-day basis with their active support.
Kilwins Naples-Mercato opened in November of 2020. The Leslie family loves serving their Mercato neighbors, visitors and friends the very best Confections and Ice Cream available. They invite you to visit the store and try some of their favorite products, like Toasted Coconut Ice Cream and TUTTLE™ Nut Caramels. They hope you’ll return throughout the year to treat your family & friends to the Kilwins experience.