Prospect Heights’ beloved Ample Hills Creamery plans to open a second location at 305 Nevins Street in Gowanus in the spring, the company announced Thursday. The new, 3,600-square-foot location will not only feature a much-expanded retail space, but also a manufacturing facility that will allow Ample Hills to quadruple its production.
The store will have a counter as well as indoor and outdoor seating. A second floor with an ice cream-churning bicycle and an adjoining deck will be available for private parties, ice cream classes and special events. The space is being designed to accommodate lines of customers, who will be able to watch ice cream being made as they wait.
As far as we know, Ample Hills is the only ice cream manufacturer in New York that makes its own base. When it opened in 2011, the store was overwhelmed and sold out of ice cream in the first four days.
In honor of the new location next to a Superfund site, the company is cooking up a new flavor that will be called “Toxic Sludge,” according to The Daily News.
The new location is close to the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club and within walking distance of the Double D pool and Whole Foods. Ample Hills also operates pushcarts at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and has a cookbook (published by Abrams) coming out in April. GMAP
Illustration by Ample Hills