Ample Hills Creamery Opening Second Ice-Cream Shop in Gowanus

Yes, that is an outside deck for summertime ice-cream parties.

We've seen bootleg pints of Ample Hills Creamery's ice cream trading hands among the food businesspeople of Gowanus like cold currency for a while, and now it all makes sense: Owner Brian Smith is setting up shop in the neighborhood. Serious Eats reports that a retail space is being added onto Ample Hills' ample 3,600-square-foot manufacturing space — there's a roof deck, and more room for parties and towering ice-cream sandwiches — which will officially open at 305 Nevins Street in the spring, possibly right around the time that Smith's long-awaited ice-cream book comes out. [Serious Eats, Related]