Il Laboratorio Reopening Delayed; Big Gay Shop Debut Imminent

Bryan Petroff, outside his soon-to-open shop.
Bryan Petroff, outside his soon-to-open shop. Photo: Melissa Hom

Bowery Boogie says that the reopening of il Laboratorio del Gelato’s Orchard Street location, which was originally slated to take place a couple weekends ago, will now happen on the 16th. Er, wait, the printed sign on the door now appears to say the 18th. Anyway, you’ll probably want to call before heading down, or just stop into il Lab’s Ludlow shop. Meanwhile, DNA Info says the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, the 7th Street brick-and-mortar spinoff of the truck, is just “weeks away.” Owners Bryan Petroff (N.Y. Diet alum alert!) and Doug Quint apparently want to make sure they have their Unicorn painting just right before swinging open their doors. [Bowery Boogie, DNA Info, Related]