Astoria, Food and Drink, Real Estate
Mar 30, 2013

Ice Cream Is Coming to 30th Avenue

We noticed that the old Pavilion Florals location is slated to become an ice cream/cafe establishment.

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While walking along 30th Ave to Leli’s Bakery this morning, I saw plywood up around a storefront and it immediately caught my attention. I was also glad to see there were Department of Buildings signs on the plywood, so I took a look.

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The part that really leaped out and grabbed my eyeballs is the phrase “ice cream/cafe establishment.” I took a look at the Department of Buildings record and it doesn’t give a clue as to what the name of the place is going to be. But ice cream!

The space used to be a florist – Pavilion Florals

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We’ll keep an eye on it.

Mystery Ice Cream Establishment, 31-19 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

5 Comments

cbd

I’m sure this has NOTHING to do with Steve Valiotis using the owner of Pavilion Florals, Gus, to galvanize local business owners into a misinformed anti-plaza frenzy. I can’t wait to see what other surprises are in store around that intersection.

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Marie

Totally, Ian. Especially since most of them aren’t even good Froyo. Red Mango needs to move further west or we need a Pink Berry on 30th! Or something like Malu from LIC.

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Ian

Hopefully whatever pops up stands out from the Fro-Yo places that have become commonplace around these parts.

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Marie

Totally excited for this! I thought they were just redoing the florist! I walk past here often on my way to work.

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