Those ice-queens behind Coolhaus let us know that their brick-and-mortar storefront on Washington Blvd. is planning to open to the public on labor day weekend, that is, if the snafus of the summer don't continue. The crew will prepare seasonal flavors of ice cream here, as well as Blue Bottle coffee, ice cream cookie cakes, soda floats, and of course, the crazy ice cream sandwiches/architectural homages they've built their name on, which will be served in biodegradable wrappers made from potatoes.
Coolhaus will also offer boxes of ice cream sandwiches to-go, featuring take-away containers that resemble little trucks, while the space, a collaboration with Studio Foster that features groovy interactive installations, will see actual truck parts built into the room.
By now we know L.A. loves Coolhaus and fortunately, it will still be ice cream weather when the store opens in September. Now let's just hope the service is more like Chego in its opening weeks and a little less like what we found while enjoying our pork belly buns at The Flying Pig Cafe.
Coolhaus, 8555 Washington Blvd. Culver City.