Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In case you are screaming for more ice cream

[Image via Oddfellows]

Two ice cream shops with local roots are expanding.

• OddFellows is opening its fifth location today on East Houston at Mott, as BoweryBoogie first noted.

This branch will be a Coffee & Cream by OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

Per the OddFellows website:

"Coffee & Cream by OddFellows Ice Cream Co. will feature 12 rotating flavors of ice cream plus sorbet, soft serve, and of course, coffee. Not just any coffee. We have hired a great crew of baristas and we'll offer a rotating selection of beans from across the country. We are starting with one of New York City's finest: Café Integral (Nolita). We'll also have coffee soft serve, a special coffee sundae, matcha, kombucha on tap, cold brew on tap and more."

This marks the fifth location for the Brooklyn-based brand ... which also has an outpost on Fourth Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

• Morgenstern's has designs on a new outpost on West Houston at LaGuardia. According to Patch, they have also filed for a liquor license for this location.

The Commercial Observer reported that the monthly rent is $35,000. They are expected to open in June. The shop is owned by Nick Morgenstern, who also ran the now-closed GG’s on Fifth Street.

This Morgenstern's replaces the Silver Spurs coffee shop, which closed at the end of March after a decrease in business and an increase in rent. Silver Spurs debuted on this corner in 1979.

Morgenstern's first shop opened at 2 Rivington Street between the Bowery and Freeman Alley in 2014.


Gojira said...

Ummm, nope.

Anonymous said...

I don’t understand how a traditional NY “coffee shop” serving breakfast, lunch and dinner cannot support a $35,000/mo rent but an ice cream shop can.

Silverspurs was a community gem (both locations). It was a joy to watch the family employ siblings, cousins, etc and watch them grow. Immigrant busboys were elevated to management as their skills progressed. Where do we see that now in the new cashless, faceless restaurant environment taking over?

Anonymous said...

You can never have too many ice cream shops. One night I bought a small cone from Big Gay, ate it in the park, and wanted more, so I went to Ray's and got another. :)