New ice cream shop will celebrate its grand opening in Flushing

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Queens residents can enjoy a sweet treat Saturday at the grand opening of The Original Flushing Ice Cream Factory.

Residents are invited to celebrate with delicious ice cream, free giveaways, raffles, holiday festivities and a visit from Santa Claus at the Flushing Ice Cream Factory at 135-15 40th Road Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.

“We’re going to have very similar flavors to our Chinatown location,” said Christina Seid, a member of the family owned and operated business. “We wanted to be very inclusive of the neighborhood and we’re trying to incorporate flavors that mimick the neighborho­od.”

The Flushing Ice Cream Factory is an expansion of the family’s first business, The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, located at 65 Bayard St. in Manhattan. The store was established in 1978, according to Seid.

“We have a pretty big following and and people have wanted us to expand,” said Seid.

Regular ice cream flavors to be served at the new location include: mango, pineapple, coconut fudge, green tea, and lychee among others on the menu.

The family will be opening another location at Essex Crossing in Manhattan in March 2019.

“We hope that people are happy because we are excited of being a part of the Flushing neighborhood and we’re excited to make it a new home for us,” said Seid. “Flushing will be our sister store.”

Reach reporter Carlotta Mohamed by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4526.

Posted 12:00 am, December 7, 2018
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Mark from Bayside says:
Love their ice cream, but who’s the genius that thinks having a grand opening of an ice cream store in December is a good idea?
Dec. 7, 3:08 pm
Mark is a moron says:
Americans love their ice cream in all weather because they are fat asses stupid.
Dec. 7, 4:34 pm
Mark from Bayside says:
Americans eat cheesecake and cannolis when it’s cold. And by the way, despite what your mom told you, Mark, you are not a moron... only special.
Dec. 7, 9:16 pm

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