il Laboratorio del Gelato Returning to 95 Orchard Street
The sidewalks of Orchard Street certainly haven’t been as crowded since both Guss’ Pickles and il Laboratorio del Gelato fled the tourist-friendly block. Long lines have virtually vanished. With regard to the latter business, the gelato mavens decided to relocate their operation to a much larger space inside the ground level of 188 Ludlow. The move resulted in increased flavor options and longer store hours (and higher prices). All the while, though, its former HQ at 95 Orchard just sat vacant, albeit surprisingly intact. Little was changed since the departure, and the flags remained above.
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A couple weeks ago, however, cleanup work began inside the narrow ground-level retail at 95 Orchard Street, prompting speculation about the new occupant. Would it become another boutique or gallery of some sort, as is the trend? Negatron. In fact, one of the workers on scene yesterday informed us that il Laboratorio del Gelato is reopening a satellite space here. Interior renovations are ongoing, with an official launch slated for roughly two weeks from now.
Welcome back to Orchard!