About a year ago, we brought word that Uncle Louie G had the audacity to open an outpost on the very same Williamsburg block as Ralphs Famous Italian Ices, the chain thats been around since 1928. Ralphs has lines down the block, the operator of Uncle Louie G told us. I dont know why theyd be concerned. Well, we were concerned, and with good reason, it turns out: Downtown Diaries reports that Ralphs is gone and is turning into a deli. Of course, the chain still has locations in Staten Island, Long Island, Queens, and New Jersey, but if youre looking for Coconut Cream in Brooklyn this summer, youll have to settle for Louie Gs Coconut Crave instead.
The Williamsburg Word: RIP Ralphs Italian Ice [Downtown Diaries]