After a successful grand opening for the much anticipated Mendocino Farms’ third and largest Downtown LA location at FIGat7th, another yummy and creamy addition has signed on to join TASTE (the upscale dining court at FIGat7th). Pazzo Gelato will be opening its third location at FIGat7th with two others in Silver Lake and Echo Park (don’t you love all the Eastside love lately?).
Q&A with the owner of Pazzo Gelato, Michael Buch.
Brigham Yen: Where will Pazzo Gelato be located in FIGat7th?
Pazzo Gelato: We are opening in the exciting new “Taste” section of FIGat7th. If you come down the escalators to the bottom level we are right there. Right now it’s got a wall there with a Taste poster. We are next to the entrance to the indoor section. It’s the perfect location: within line-of-sight of Target – just steps away – in a beautiful courtyard area right across from Mendocino Farms, City Tavern, and George’s. It’s the perfect place to get a gelato and an Intelligentsia coffee while enjoying a new urban outside space.
BY: How big will the space be?
PG: It’s a cozy nook (about 300 square feet) geared to serve those on the go as well as those who want to spend time to simply enjoy this new area.
BY: What kind of flavors will you carry?
PG: We do hundreds of flavors so expect a diverse, ever changing selection of flavors. We’ll have our standard selections (Madagascar vanilla bean, stracciatella, sea salt caramel, almond fig, espresso, strawberry sorbetto, mango sorbetto, etc.) as well as our seasonal favorites coming up soon (from our local farm suppliers) such as white and yellow peach, white and yellow nectarine, apricot, Santa Rosa plum, pluot, and aprium. We always try to stock the flavors that our regular customers come in for so we’ll have to see what our friends in Downtown like the most. That said, we take pride in telling customers that they can come in every day and find a new flavor!
BY: Why open Downtown?
PG: The time is right. I’m an LA native and have had my eyes on Downtown for some time. I’m excited about the other tenants who are joining the project and think there will be great synergy down there.
BY: When will Pazzo Gelato open and what will your hours be?
PG: Opening is probably August. We’ll be open 7 days a week. We haven’t quite finalized our hours but expect an opening at about 9am and a late closing (11pm +).
Check out the very long list of flavors at Pazzo Gelato!