“An ice cream shop in our neighborhood is important because it’s a place where people can go with friends, family, loved ones and make memories,” notes Nick Larsen, who along with his wife Petrushka started Sugar Hill Creamery, Harlem’s only family ice cream parlor, in 2017.
In an effort to reflect the community in which they live, Sugar Hill Creamery holds an annual contest called “Mayor of Harlem”, which invites people to nominate someone in their community who is a leader and changemaker. The finalists and semi-finalists are then painted on the walls of the ice cream shop for all to see.
“We want everyone who walks through the door, whether you’re delivering mail or just popping in for an ice cream, to feel welcome,” Petrushka says.
Visit Sugar Hill Creamery at 184 LENOX AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10026, and follow them on social media @sugarhillicecream.
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