You are reading

Gelato Shop Opens On Broadway

gelato

Aug. 10, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge

A new gelato shop called European Ice Cream opened quietly last week at a former nail salon on Broadway.

European Ice Cream opened at 25-11 Broadway on Wednesday and boasts about 20 flavors of gelato, which are made on-site, according to Adrian Iseni, who owns the shop with his father. Coffee and espresso are also available.

After running a similar shop in Slovakia for about ten years, Isenia and his father decided to bring the business to New York. Iseni said he has lived in Astoria for about three years, and was attracted to the vibe on Broadway.

“I always hang out on Broadway,” he said. “It’s a quiet neighborhood, a good neighborhood.”

While Iseni acknowledged concerns about opening at the end of ice-cream season, he noted that the shop may expand its menu during the winter, to include items such as banana splits or sundaes.

Resident Patrick Redding stopped by the shop on Monday and said he was “thrilled” to have found it. He noted that he was particularly excited for a different option than the several frozen yogurt spots in Astoria.

An awning for the former nail salon still sits over the property; Iseni said he expects to have it switched out this week.

email the author: [email protected]

5 Comments

Click for Comments 
what?

don’t expand to more cold food/eats.

expand to warm drinks and treats.

businesses in Astoria are constantly opening without properly analyzing the market around here and figuring out what their target audience is

not only that, but their Grand Opening sign is printed on 8.5×11 sheets.

come on man! invest in your business.

Reply
Anthony A.

Finally some good news for Astoria.

The Transplants and Yuppies and Hipsters can’t even ruin this one.

Reply
Barbara

Is propylene glycol used in the ingredients? In California, it is not allowed but there are many frozen yogurt and ice cream shops that use it in NY and NJ. Thanks!

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.