Five years after it opened its doors in Silver Lake, Pazzo Gelato will be adding a second, larger outlet about a mile east in Echo Park’s Citibank building. Pazzo Gelato & Cafe is scheduled to open in June on the ground floor of the Sunset Boulevard office tower, Echo Park’s tallest building, said Pazzo owner Mike Buch. In addition to its signature gelatos, the Echo Park Pazzo will also sell sandwiches, baked goods, coffee and fresh-squeezed juices to cater to the building’s more than 250 workers as well as nearby residents.
“We like the location. There is a lot of patio space in the front,” Buch said. “It’s a totally cool building …very ’60s.”
Buch will have 400 more square-feet of space to play with in Echo Park and Silver Lake. But Buch does not plan to offer more gelato in Echo Park, which will be equipped with a display case that can hold 18 flavors versus 24 for the Silver Lake outlet. Instead, the Echo Park store will feature an expanded line of vegan-friendly deserts that will feature such traditional gelato flavors as hazelnut and pistachio, Buch said.
Expect the shop to open at 7:30 a.m., to serve those officer workers, and close as late at 10 p.m.