Big Gay Ice Cream opened on Monday afternoon at 516 Columbus Ave (85th Street), the former home of Birdbath Bakery. This still appears to be a soft open, but they’re planning to have a more official opening at the end of the month. Big Gay Ice Cream is a chain with fun takeoffs on classic flavors like Rocky Roadhouse, an ode to Patrick Swayze.
Forty Carrots, the ice cream cafe inside Bloomingdale’s at 72nd and Broadway has closed. Thanks to Karen and Roberta for the tips.
Le Gourmand, the small bakery at 104 West 70th Street, has been closed for more than a month, but the owner isn’t giving up on reopening. “Yes I’m trying to stay open on 70th but not easy,” wrote Mounir, the owner. “Le Gourmand was doing fine is just that I started without a working capital and that’s where the problem is, so I need to find a solid investor to keep me going.” The baked goods there are in fact objectively delicious. If you’re interested in investing, he can be reached at moun3d at gmail.