It was closed for most of the summer–for a while there was even a "for lease" sign in the window–but now the Harlem location of artisanal ice cream shop Mikey Likes It is back in business.
An employee at the pop-culture themed ice cream parlor at 2500 Frederick Douglass Boulevard explained it had shuttered due to "bad management;" the original 6-year-old location in the East Village was also closed for a period this summer.
The uptown branch opened two years ago, bringing to Harlem the brand's dense, small-batch ice cream made with all natural ingredients. Menu items include Ice Ice Baby ice cream (a blend of three types of vanilla bean), Southern Hospitality (pecan pie ice cream), and the Mac Daddy, a half waffle ice cream sandwich.
Going forward, the Harlem store plans to be open every day from noon to 10pm. Be sure to follow it on Instagram for upcoming events.