East Village artisan ice creamery Davey's appears to be headed east, across the river to Brooklyn. The team is looking to take over the Williamsburg Creamery space, which closed after one final scoop last night at 10:45 p.m. Things aren't quite finalized, however; as a Davey's staffer told Bedford + Bowery, "It’s not official, official yet." So, there's no word on when the outpost could open, but let's hope it's ready to go for the summer's hottest days. After all, this is the place that makes what Robert Sietsema calls, "the best coffee ice cream I've ever tasted" (not to mention a lot of other awesome flavors).
If and when the shop opens, it will face some stiff competition. Artisan ice cream mini-chain Van Leeuwen is opening a flagship scoop shop, where it plans to have rotating ice cream specials and seating for 50, just two blocks away. That shop is slated to open this month. Williamsburg, of course, is also home to Sam Mason's out-there ice cream shop Oddfellows, so soon enough it'll be the biggest ice cream destination in Brooklyn.