Toscanini’s Ice Cream to Open Second Location in East Cambridge; Central Square Shop to Temporarily Close

by Marc Hurwitz

An award-winning ice cream shop that was established nearly 40 years ago is temporarily closing, but when it reopens there will be not one, but two locations.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Toscanini's in Cambridge's Central Square is shutting down later this month as its building on Main Street is being turned into a boutique hotel, and the owners will open a new location at First and Rogers streets in East Cambridge around the time that its original shop closes. The article says that all production will be moving to the new space and that it will be a permanent shop that will remain open--and will continue to house the production equipment--when the Central Square location returns. The new shop will have approximately 40 seats and a display kitchen that can be seen by customers, according to Boston Magazine.

As reported here earlier, Cinderella's--which was also in the Main Street building--is closed for good (though its delivery service has been merged with Beauty's Pizza on Hampshire Street) while Patty Chen's plans to return to the space once renovations are complete.

Toscanini's, which started out in 1981, has received high praise over the years, including multiple "best ofs" from Boston Magazine, according to a page on the shop's website.

The address for the original location of Toscanini's is 899 Main Street while its new shop will be at 159 First Street.

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