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Sweet treat: Brooklyn Heights Häagen-Dazs reopens with new decor & eco-friendly alternatives

The popular ice cream shop reopened its doors on April 27 following two months of renovations.

Aurora Fowlkes

May 17, 2024, 1:08 AM

Updated 35 days ago


Brooklyn Heights residents are in for a sweet treat with the reopening of the historic Häagen-Dazs ice cream shop.
The popular ice cream shop reopened its doors on April 27 following two months of renovations.
The renovations include new displays and decor, but still keeps its fan-favorite flavors.
"Everybody's so welcoming, it's warm, it's accessible," says Brooklyn native Kozia Billinghurst. "I love how they have the outside dining for when it gets warm. I love [that] everybody's so friendly here, so I'll be back again."
In addition to the change of scenery, Häagen-Dazs has taken the sustainable route and made all non-plastic ice cream cups and lids 100% compostable. Their plastic cups are typically made with 30% post-consumer recycled content, and the ice cream shop plans to continue to work on more sustainable plastic alternatives in the near future.
The switch to more eco-friendly alternatives has brought about a positive change in the community.
"It's wonderful, it's everything we can do to help the earth and sustainability," says Peder Bruce, a visitor from Norway.
The change to the ambiance and switch to sustainable options has also increased the number of customers the Häagen-Dazs location typically sees.
"Sixty percent of customers that we get are repeated customers," says shop manager, Segupta Nasrin. "Residential people live around here, there are a few schools, so yea mostly I know them, and they know us really well."
Brooklyn residents can expect to see even more Häagen-Dazs renovations, similar to the one on Montague Street location, at several other franchise stores in the near future.

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