El Rey’s Nick Morgenstern Opening Ice Cream Shop on Rivington Street

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 at 5:37 am by

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Future ice cream shop by Nick Morgenstern

When the A-Plus Restaurant Equipment supplier vacated 215 Bowery last year, its enormous footprint was carved into three separate units. Bouwerie Iconic magazine shop took the corner, while Two Rams gallery planted roots inside store A on Rivington Street. The third, we’re told, was recently leased to Nick Morgenstern for his latest (non-nightlife) endeavor.

The veteran of Goat Town, and more recently, El Rey on Stanton, is opening an ice cream shop here. Not much is known at the moment, but the storefront already boasts striking blue metalwork; the interior is dominated by floor tiling. They hope to start serving dessert beginning May 8.

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The as-yet-unnamed dessert shop joins a crowded collective of recent arrivals serving up “artisanal” frozen treats to the Lower East Side – OddFellows, Van Leeuwen, Davey’s, Sundaes and Cones, Handsome Dan’s, and Big Gay Ice Cream.

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