Ample Hills Creamery Raises $4 Million, Announces Plans for “Interactive” Facility in Brooklyn


    Photo by Barbara Eldredge

    All that is good and holy about Brooklyn may soon be accessible to the rest of America — Ample Hills Creamery is expanding.

    The beloved ice cream shop opened to ecstatic praise in Prospect Heights four years ago and expanded to a second location in Gowanus in 2014.

    Named for a line in Walt Whitman’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (“I too lived — Brooklyn, of ample hills, was mine”), the sweets purveyor has recently raised a pretty penny with the help of seed fund neighbor Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Eater reported.

    Operating out of a townhouse just a block from Ample Hill’s Gowanus location, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures is run by native native Brooklynite Charles O’Donnell, who just helped the ice creamery raise $4 million.

    The growing sweets chain will use the money to create new retail locations throughout its home borough and beyond, as well as creating an “interactive” production facility in Brooklyn.

    Ample Hills Original Location

    The ice cream maker’s Prospect Heights store. Photo by Cate Corcoran

    Ample Hills

    Cookie dough ice cream in a pretzel cone. Photo by Laura Leebove

    [Source: Eater]

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