Uncle Louie G bringing Italian Ice to Edgewater Drive

Franchisee says this will be the first of five locations he wants to open in 5 years
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Uncle Louie G Italian Ice and Ice Cream, a New York-based Italian ice and ice cream store, is coming to 3007 Edgewater Drive, across from Edgewater High School.

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Franchisee Abe Gjura, who is originally from New York, hopes to open in mid-December. He said he has the franchise rights for the entire Orlando area, from Altamonte Springs to Celebration and from Clermont to Oviedo.

“I hope to have five stores open in five years and eight in 10 years,” Gjura said.

He said he will have about 80 flavors of Italian ices and 20 flavors of ice cream.

What’s his favorite flavor of Italian ice?

“Pistachio,” he said without hesitation.

And, his wife and partner, Maryann?

“She likes chocolate cherry ring,” he said.

The popular gourmet Italian ices shops have spread down from New York to New Jersey to Tennessee to Georgia and to Florida.

Patti Ewald

Patti Ewald

Patti Ewald has been digging for news stories ever since she took her gift of gab and insatiable curiosity to Ohio State and -- poof! -- turned them into a journalism degree. Now a freelance writer living in St. Petersburg, Florida, Patti thanks her vast newsroom experience for her writing skills and her two grown sons, three cats and a scruffy white dog for her sense of humor, compassion and tenacity.

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