Showing posts with label 16 Handles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 16 Handles. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

On 2nd Avenue, 16 Handles is temporarily closed for the season

[Photos by Steven]

The 16 Handles outpost on Second Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street is currently and temporarily closed, per the sign on the front door...

The email to people on the 16 Handles mailing list notes that this location is "temporarily closed for the season" (thanks to the EVG reader who shared this) ...

The Chelsea and Murray Hill Handles remain open. This location, which opened 10 years ago, has been closed several times before (here and here and here) for renovations ... but never for the season.

Monday, May 7, 2018

16 Handles returns all glown up

16 Handles recently returned from its closed-for-renovations state on Second Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street with new signage that no longer looks like 16 Hindles.

Here's more on the new look via the EVG inbox from Friday...

In celebration of the brand’s 10th birthday, 16 Handles East Village has a fresh new look, complete with custom neon signs, the brand’s signature bold colors, and exposed brick, giving the East Village store the ultimate glow up. The brand will also be working with local artists to paint murals to amplify the space.

The store has also incorporated an entirely new element — #TreatsBy16 counter-serve Fro-Yo, ice cream, and desserts — by bringing a soft-serve machine behind the counter. The very first product to launch with this new concept is the #GalaxyCone ... a deliciously sweet combination of Cotton Candy and Sweet Taro Pie frozen yogurt, served in a cotton candy cloud cone with stars and galaxy-themed hues of blue, pink, and purple.

Friday, April 20, 2018

In glowing terms, 16 Handles is temporarily closed

[Photo by Steven]

The 16 Handles outpost on Second Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street has been closed this week for a glow up ("fro-yo" for renovations).

No word yet when they will reopen or what will be glowing.

This location has been closed twice before (here and here) for renovations.

The temporary closure comes at the same time as Team Handle introduced a new flavor...

Monday, April 4, 2016

16 Handles is closed for renovations on 2nd Avenue

The location on Second Avenue between East Ninth Street and East 10th Street is closed for renovations, per the EV Handles website... they will return on Thursday...

And this location has been closed for renovations before. And for this.

Thanks to EVG reader Brian Polay for the photos...

Friday, April 26, 2013

Getting a Handle on a FroYo empire

[May 2012]

Speaking of FroYo... has an article on 16 Handles' expansion plans. The self-serve froyogurters opened their very first store right here on Second Avenue back in the innocent days of 2008...

And today! Per the article:

It now has 37 locations across six states through franchising. It plans to more than double that amount by the end of 2014.

16 Handles has some big shoes to fill though. Frozen yogurt sales topped $760 million in 2012 with TCBY, Red Mango and Pinkberry controlling half of the industry, according to IBISWorld.

In the Q-and-A, founder and CEO Solomon Choi says that he plans "to be at a 100 stores by end of next year and at 150 stores [by 2015] and also in a couple different countries at that point.

$760 million? Maybe we should open a FroYo place too...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fists of FroYo

After walking by the 16 Handles on Second Avenue the last few weeks and seeing this... "Now handling: Fist Pumpkin" ...

I decided to see just what Fist Pumpkin meant. Seemed like something I'd find at Urban Dictionary... but, according to a 16 Handles news release:

16 Handles™ ... welcomes back seasonal favorite ‘Fist Pumpkin,’ a beloved, limited edition frozen yogurt designed to capture the spirit and flavor of the autumn harvest.

“Fist Pumpkin got its name from the reaction we saw when guests tasted this flavor—lots of excitement and even a little fist pumping,” said Solomon Choi, 16 Handles founder. “We’re excited to welcome Fist Pumpkin back into the mix and to reunite our brand fans with a flavor that they look forward to all year.”

So now you know too...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Meanwhile, at 16 Handles

[Via @samlevysam]

A reader said that there is a $1 for allyoucaneatFroYodeal at 16 Handles on Second Avenue... and that the line stretches around the corner.

You could wait in line. Or just go get the Bacon Milkshake at Mark Burger on St. Mark's Place...

Friday, May 11, 2012


16 Handles ad on Second Avenue at East 12th Street.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hey, let's name the new froyo machine at 16 Handles

So, there's this. Via the 16 Handles Facebook page...

Some suggestions via Facebook so far include: The Mixerater ... Green Supreme... Blendzie...

Meh. A few names to get everyone warmed up:

• Here Today, Lying in Front of the St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery 10 Minutes Later

• Does this Machine Make Me Look Fat?

• FroYuckinator

Isn't this fun?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

16 Handles closed until New Year's Day

Looks as if some renovations are going inside the Second Avenue FroYo mainstay....

Their Facebook page says they're be back open late Saturday afternoon...

Friday, November 5, 2010


16 Handles on Second Avenue now delivering FroYo. What about the people living east of Avenue B?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

FroYo crime scene

In front of 16 Handles on Second Avenue the other day...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Breaking! 16 Handles closed until 10 pm!

Uh-oh! Trouble in FroYoLand!

From a reader:

It is a sad scene right now outside 16 Handles, which posted this sign that it's closed til 10 pm. Sources outside the store say there is a fly infestation inside. Gross! We headed to copycat store Yogurt Station on St. Marks. It's packed here now.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Things that I was blissfully unaware of: 16 Handles delivers, though not beyond Avenue B

Quite a delivery zone too: 23rd Street to Spring? And you folks on Avenue C and Avenue D are apparently out of luck: No FroYo past Avenue B!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Getting a Handle on the new yogurt place

I walked by the soon-to-open shop at 153 Second Ave., situated between Ryan's and the Thirsty Scholar, that will sell self-service frozen yogurt.

After I snapped this photo, a man walked out of the shop. I asked him when they would be opening for business. He paused for so long, I got the idea that he had nothing to do with the place and maybe just happened by to steal tools or something. He finally said "maybe in a couple of months." Dunno how reliable that is. You'd think they'd want to be open for the summer...

I've lost track at all the dessert joints along here for tourists and NYU kids. There's the Tasti-D-Lite across the street. And the fat, bald guy's chocolate place. And the 8-9 or so Berry places on St. Mark's...And how many things have given this spot a go in recents years? La Ame Russe? Barracuda Bistro?Bandito?