Feb. 20, By Christian Murray
A well-known Jackson Avenue ice cream store is closing.
Malu, which sells homemade ice cream and confectionery, announced on Facebook and its website Tuesday that it is shutting its 12-09 Jackson Ave doors for good at the end of this month.
“Malu will be closing its doors for good on Friday, Feb 28th,” the Facebook posting read. “Come in and buy 1 get 1 free on all ice creams, baked goods, chocolates, and more!”
The owners of Malu, Jennifer Dudek and her husband, Sergio Garcia, opened the store in 2011 and are well known for putting on children’s music events and holding book readings. Come Christmas season, they would hold competitions such as the best gingerbread house.
The store sells a variety of homemade ice cream flavors—many of which are seasonal. It has even made flavors after residents and politicians. One flavor that generated some amusement was the Jimmy Van Berry—after the local councilman.
Several of Malu’s Facebook followers were upset by the announcement. Many wrote: “Noooooo!”
DNAinfo first reported the news yesterday.