Scoopz Ice Cream, the seasonal ice cream shop on Fifth between Douglass and Degraw Streets, has closed for good and will soon be replaced by a real estate office. When I ducked my head in earlier this afternoon, it appeared as if construction on the new space is nearly complete.
Scoopz traditionally closes for the winter, so it was tough to tell whether the shop was permanently shuttered. It is, though, and a construction worker inside told me that the company taking over is called Millennium Real Estate (no relation to New Millennium Realty, though, off Seventh Avenue). The only real estate company I could find by that name led to this site, but nobody answered the phone when I called.
Scoopz always took a backseat to the more popular Uncle Louie G's, which now essentially has a monoploy on neighborhood ice cream shops.
One more real estate office! Just what the neighborhood needs.