Showing posts with label Davey's Ice Cream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Davey's Ice Cream. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

First sign of Davey's Ice Cream on 9th Street

Photo by Steven

The familiar ICE CREAM lettering has arrived at 309 E. Ninth St., the new home for Davey's Ice Cream here between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Owner and local resident David Yoo said that a hand-painted logo on the front window will be the finishing touch. No word just yet on an opening date. (You can follow @daveysicecream for updates.)

After eight-plus years, Davey's closed its original outpost at 137 First Ave. in March. At the time, Yoo promised that the shop would be opening elsewhere in the neighborhood.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Davey's Ice Cream will reopen on 9th Street

Photos by Steven 

Davey's Ice Cream will reopen this summer in a new home — 309 E. Ninth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Owner and local resident David Yoo made the announcement Friday on social media.

After eight-plus years, Davey's closed its original outpost at 137 First Ave. in March. At the time, Yoo promised that the shop would be opening elsewhere in the neighborhood.

Hopefully, there will be space here for the Davey's Ice Cream lettering from the previous shop... 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Today is the last day for Davey's Ice Cream on 1st Avenue

Photo yesterday by Steven

After eight-plus years, Davey's Ice Cream is closing its original outpost at 137 First Ave.

Today is the last day here between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street. And there are free scoops. 

However, owner David Yoo promises a return. According to the Instagram post announcing this closure: "Stay tuned for our new East Village relocation announcement!" 

The Davey's in Greenpoint remains in service ... with another location coming to Moynihan Train Hall ...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Davey's Ice Cream set for Sept. 13 grand opening on First Avenue


[William Klayer, from June]

Summer is winding down (or not!) ... thought we'd check in with David Yoo, the proprietor of the incoming Davey's Ice Cream at 137 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street.

Yoo, a graphic designer who switched careers to ice cream shop entrepreneur, originally had hoped to open in late July or early August... We asked him for the scoop (sorry, that was awful): The grand opening is set for Sept. 13.

Here's more:

"We're pretty late into the summer season, so we've been revising our seasonal flavors for the late-summer/early-fall."

And!

Our year-round flavors include:

- Mexican vanilla bean (real vanilla)
- chocolate chocolate
- strong coffee (Kenya single-origin coffee beans from Birch Coffee)
- roasted pistachio nut (real pistachio)

Our rotational flavors reflect seasonal themes using the best available ingredients at farmer's markets when possible. These flavors will change often:

- camp s'mores (graham cracker ice cream with chocolate chunks and roasted marshmallows)
- fresh peaches & cream
- fresh sweet corn with salty caramel swirl
- blackpepper watermelon sorbet

"We make the ice cream entirely from scratch in the store. We use the best milk and cream from Battenkill Creamery and crack egg yolks into our ice cream mix every morning," Yoo said. "I know It's been taking me some time to get this shop open, but I want to be absolutely sure I'm providing only the freshest and highest quality ice cream out there. It will be worth it! I hope..."

Previously on EV Grieve:
More details on Davey's Ice Cream, opening later this summer on First Avenue

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More details on Davey's Ice Cream, opening later this summer on First Avenue


[William Klayer]

Last Wednesday, we noted that the sign arrived for Davey's Ice Cream at 137 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street ...

We reached out to the proprietor, David Yoo, to learn more about the shop...

About his ice cream:

I will be making small batches of traditional and seasonal ice cream flavors from scratch in the shop, meaning I will be mixing and pasteurizing my own custom ice cream mix. It's making ice cream the hard way!

I lived in the East Village while in school (Parsons, I'm a former graphic designer), and I knew this was the location for my venture. Rent is getting out of control in EV/LES, but I'm excited to give it a shot here.

About his change in careers, from graphic designer to ice cream store owner:

The idea to switch career gears was definitely a lightning bolt moment. I could have continued moving from studio to studio and do more of the same, or really try something different while still being creative.

Opening an ice cream shop has always been an inside joke of mine. When I realized there wasn't much of an ice cream scene in NYC like there is in Portland or San Francisco, I knew I had to try this. I finally left my studio, started making ice cream a little more seriously, wrote a business plan, completed the Penn State Ice Cream Short Course in January, and signed a lease shortly after.

I'll be the sole owner of Davey's Ice Cream. I'm also the business guy, ice cream dude, designer, PR, scooper, and janitor. It's all been a very interesting experience so far…

He hopes to open the shop by late July or early August.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Davey's Ice Cream opening soon on First Avenue



As we first noted back in February, an ice cream parlor was opening at the former dry cleaners at 137 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street ... the sign went up today, as this photo via EVG regular William Klayer notes... the proprietors are hoping to open next week... dunno too much about the place at this point other than that they specialize in small batch, handmade ice cream ... they have a coming soon website...