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Chinatown Ice Cream Factory in Flushing

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devil Jul 18, 2006 03:33 AM

The store is on Main St but there is no mention of it on their website. Is it an official branch, or a knockoff?

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  1. squid kun RE: devil Jul 18, 2006 09:02 AM

    I called the Bayard St. shop and was told the one in Flushing is not connected.

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      Ricky RE: devil Jul 18, 2006 10:36 AM

      They are related, there was a family dispute. The guy who runs the flushing and possibly the noho locations is a member of the family who opened the chinatown shop.

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        ChrisZ RE: Ricky Jul 18, 2006 12:12 PM

        Exactly- about a year / year and a half ago while visiting the Bayard store they were hyping the Flushing location. A few weeks later they were warning us to beware of fakes.

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        LloydG RE: devil Jul 18, 2006 06:36 PM

        Where exactly is the Main St. locations? Sounds like it's worth a try with the kids after dinner at Joe's Shanghai.

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          squid kun RE: LloydG Jul 18, 2006 07:24 PM

          Quite a bit south of the downtown area – walkable in nice weather but not (at least for me) in summer heat: 59-16 Main St. (between 59th and 60th Aves.), 718-353-6889.

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            kenito799 RE: squid kun Jul 18, 2006 07:27 PM

            The Flushing shop has some different flavors but quality is equal. Not really subway accessible.

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          devil RE: devil Jul 19, 2006 02:03 AM

          Yeah, it's a pretty good walk - almost to the LIE. You can easily reach there on a bus. I asked the people at the Bayard store today, and they claim not to be affiliated with them. Ricky's explanation seems very reasonable.

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