The gelateria with a Brazillian kick Biagi Gelato is closing the doors of its Nolita shop. The gelato company, opened in 2013 by Antonio Biagi, pitched itself as offering a lower fat, lower calorie gelato with signature Brazilian-inspired flavors like Bossa Nova Milk and vegan almond. According to the shop, which used to be called A.B. Biagi, the location at 235 Elizabeth St. will close this Saturday so that the company can focus on selling its gelato in pints to grocery stores and markets.
Biagi, who’s Italian and grew up in Brazil, raised more than $26,000 on Kickstarter last year to get the production of pints going. He already started selling its pints at several Whole Foods locations in Manhattan this past summer, and the gelato has been popping up with a street cart at a couple Whole Foods, too. Although the Nolita shop is closing, people who want to pick up the gelato in scoops instead of pints will still be able to next summer. The carts will be popping up again across the city.