How does the design of your space (or an element of the design) impact the experiences people have there?
"We want our guests to truly experience something unique. I purposely contrasted the two elements so that when the leave the Scoop Shop, find the secret switch and the Pint Wall opens and they push through the velvet curtain they feel like they have traveled back in time. They aren't in 2020 anymore, the are in the Roaring 20's where cocktails were being born and celebrated and big bands were playing and everyone was in the mood to sway with the music, cocktail in hand."
"The Scoop Shop is bright and fun, full of pink and you feel like you're surrounded by ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. The Storage Room is Prohibition Era, 1920's Gatsby with black and gold and vintage tones."
What Custom/Original Element do your guests notice most often? What do they say about it?
"The ceiling is one of our most talked about elements. Instead of tin or a solid color, the ceiling is full of vintage frames and artwork."
What was the biggest source of inspiration?
"UES. stands for Upper East Side. I am an Upper East Sider myself and I wanted to do something for my neighborhood. My neighborhood needed both a smart cocktail bar and an ice cream shop!"
Who did you love working with on this space? Any memorable moments or unique craftsmen?
"Adam Fujita did the We All Scream graffiti wall in the Scoop Shop as well as Tom Sanford who did our "Fab Five" custom piece. Matthew Wyne did our custom wallpaper and Robyn Blair a custom candy cigarette/condom piece for us."
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