Friday, October 15, 2010

Timi's Gelateria Classica™ opening in former Andy's Chee-Pees space on St. Mark's Place

After a little speculation this week, we have confirmation what's coming to the former Andy's Chee-Pee's space on St. Mark's near Second Avenue: Timi's Gelateria Classica™ — "a gelato franchise for the 21st century, with true Italian artisanal gelato made fresh daily."




This is the first U.S. location... per the website:

A unique blend of Italian recipes from Veneto's renowned gelato experts and local, farm-fresh ingredients, Timi's Gelateria Classica™ is a zero-mile concept that brings a high-tech gelato experience from Italy to NYC for the first time. More than your typical gelateria, it will highlight the sweet and savory sides of Italian dairies with the unique combination of a mozzarella bar, a café proudly serving Lavazza, Italy's favorite coffee, and frullati bar for all-season, daylong options. Timi's Gelateria Classica™ Italiana NYC will be the flagship location for the Italian mini-chain, which has successfully launched its stores throughout the world in countries such as China, Mexico, Romania, and of course, Italy.


The upstairs will feature an Internet cafe. Look for it to open next week.

Meanwhile! On the corner! Roastown has a new sign...

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Mmm, more icy-cold milk concoctions, and just in time for winter, too! There's timing for ya!

Goggla said...

Ice cream, fro-yo, noodles, cupcakes, choco-bacon-coffee-beer-whatev...I say invest in gyms now as they're going to sweep the neighborhood in the next few years, springing up on every corner like ATMs once those calories begin to show.

anonymoose said...

I give it 2 months. nothing like a gelato shop opening up as the weather gets frosty!

Anonymous said...

Anytime they advertise something as "artisanal", add at least $10 to the price.

They sell "artisanal" cheese at the greenmarket for $20 a fucking pound !

Anonymous said...

I've been wishing for gelato in the East Village for so long...and that desire was greatly magnified by time spent this summer in Italy. Here it is, a wish come true....we went the other night with friends to try it out, with trepidation, wondering whether the quality would be right...and our unanimous verdict:
Excellent gelato! And a very pleasant space....although I prefer when they show NYC scenes to TV shows on the massive screens.

Anyway, best of luck for success! Anyone who loves gelato, please support this place through the winter!
Cold weather or not, I always enjoy gelato...

Anonymous said...

I've been wishing for gelato in the East Village for so long...and that desire was greatly magnified by time spent this summer in Italy. Here it is, a wish come true....we went the other night with friends to try it out, with trepidation, wondering whether the quality would be right...and our unanimous verdict:
Excellent gelato! And a very pleasant space....although I prefer when they show NYC scenes to TV shows on the massive screens.

Anyway, best of luck for success! Anyone who loves gelato, please support this place through the winter!
Cold weather or not, I always enjoy gelato...