And a new company called Bronx Ice is opening at 782 Amsterdam Avenue (98th Street) on August 3. The first 100 customers that day will get a free tasting. The owner tells us they don’t use high fructose corn syrup and they’ve got some fun flavors, like “Slick Rick” a Cherry Lime combo, “Bronx Riviera” a Watermelon Lime Combo and “The Bomb, Pop,” a Strawberry-Blueberry-Lemon swirl.
Le Pain Quotidien closed all of its stores amid the pandemic and then the Belgian company’s U.S. operations declared bankruptcy in May. But then the company then sold its stores to New York-based food business Aurify for $3 million. And as of this week, it looks like at least one location is on its way back. The spot at 60 West 65th was preparing to open as of Wednesday morning, as seen in the photo above. Thanks to our tipsters.