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I went there recently for the first time...totally average soft-serve in the usual two flavors, with "clever" but not distinctive toppings, all wrapped in the "Big Gay" marketing. Feh. After a few bites we threw the cones away.
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You know what, with all of the terrible things that are happening in the area, I don't have time for this. It is ridiculous to me how businesses come into the neighborhood and aspire to be everything that they are not. How is it that somebody decides to open a small desert joint and the next day they're hiring a monkey to stand outside and play the Squeeze box.This is a popular business model of our time, particularly in our area, where a business opens up in a small space, then uses the public space, i.e. the sidewalk as their very own. I consider it a violation. The Big Gay patrons take up the whole sidewalk. It's not fair. Move to a bigger location and do what you want to do inside. The music out front....Why? If you want to have musicians playing inside your store for ice cream, fine. Also, the neighborhood is undergoing a cleansing right now. Drawing attention to oneself, like, THIS IS US...........HERE WE ARE............CAN YOU HEAR US.......WE'RE THE BEST!, is counter to our survival and fight to preserve our beloved EV.
I couldn't agree more with this post about this ice cream place taking over East 7th street. Since when do the sidewalks of the LES become free space for crowds of people waiting to get an ice cream cone or brunch? Bars get hassled all the time if they have people out in front blocking the sidewalks or making too much noise and this place has live-music on the sidewalk in front? A few nights ago I walked or tried to walk by this place and there were people everywhere eating ice cream or waiting to get in. They were sitting on the bench in front of the clothing store a few doors down, sitting in the bench in front of the cupcake place, the steps of the apartment building next door - you name it. Are they paying rent to use those spaces - c'mon.
Seriously? It's a nice shop run by nice people and music in the street is one of the great things about living in the city. I usually agree with the negative comments about the neighborhood being overrun with bars and frat boys, but I totally disagree with your views on Big Gay Ice Cream and the extreme negativity of these comments. It just seems like nothing new can ever win approval.
i like the Big Gay Ice Cream thing, but i'm with the folks on the sidewalk crowding and bassoons, etc. if you lived above this, or next to this, you'd be going nuts. i hope the guys who run the place will read these comments and think of ways to contain the hubbub.
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