Homemade Ice Cream Shop Malu to Close Its Doors in LIC

By Jeanmarie Evelly on February 19, 2014 4:27pm 

 Homemade ice cream shop Malu in Long Island City said it is closing its doors on Feb. 28, according to an announcement on its website.
Homemade ice cream shop Malu in Long Island City said it is closing its doors on Feb. 28, according to an announcement on its website.
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LONG ISLAND CITY — A popular, kid-friendly ice cream shop in Queens known for its unique flavors will close its doors next week, according to an announcement on its website and Facebook page.

Malu, which sells homemade ice cream, chocolate and other sweets at 12-09 Jackson Ave., near 48th Avenue in Long Island City, will shutter at the end of the month.

"Malu will be closing its doors for good on Friday, Feb 28th," the store wrote on its Facebook page Tuesday. "Come in and buy 1 get 1 free on all ice creams, baked goods, chocolates, and more!"

Malu's owners did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Husband-and-wife team Sergio Garcia Aguilar and Jennifer Lee Dudek opened the shop in 2011, and the eatery became known for its unique rotating roster of homemade ice cream flavors, sometimes named after local residents and businesses. The shop also hosted kid-friendly events like story time and art classes.

Saddened Malu fans flooded the store's Facebook page in response to the news.

"This is horrible news," one user wrote. "Summer (fall, winter, and spring) won't be the same without a cone from you and a walk to the park."

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