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Grand Opening: Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

Last evening, after eating on Elmwood Avenue, some friends of mine headed over to Hertel to check out the opening of the new Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream (learn more). I just happened to be right down the street from Lake Effect at the time, and can honestly say that I have never seen Hertel so busy. Every patio was packed, and ice cream seemed to be on a lot of people’s minds.

Lake Effect is loved locally for their amazing sundaes, and local flair. Buffalonians love Lake Effect because they take things that are locally known and loved… for example, Paula’s Glazed Donut, Ice Wine Sherbet, The Aud, Queen City Roller Girls Rocky Road, and so many others and turn them into our favorite ice cream

I asked my friends to give me the lowdown on the opening of Lake Effect, which they happily agreed to do. When they arrived at the ice cream shop, they said that the place was buzzing with activity, as you can plainly see. “It’s a great addition on Hertel,” said Lily Hamlett, who has been anticipating the opening of Lake Effect. “The location is great for crowds – they appear to be able to handle it easily. It’s like they have always been here. I feel like they need a liquor license for their flavors!”

Once again, Hertel is flexing its business muscle with another wonderful addition to the street. According to owners, North Buffalo is where a lot of their fans live, so it was only natural that they opened at this sweet location.

Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream | 1900 Hertel Avenue | Buffalo NY | Facebook

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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