Friday, July 24, 2020
Here's your Ralph's signage on Avenue A
As we've been reporting, an outpost of Ralph's Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream is coming to 145 Avenue A and Ninth Street.
And as you can see, the Ralph's signage has arrived. (Thanks to Steven for the photo!)
The business dates to 1928 when Ralph Silvestro started selling Italian ice (or water ice) from his truck around Staten Island. The first retail store opened in 1949 on Port Richmond Avenue in Staten Island. In recent years the company has franchised out, expanding to other parts of NYC as well as Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester County.
No word about an opening date just yet for Ralph's.