Thursday, October 28, 2010
A Valley Stream Classic
Valley Stream Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor icon "Mitchell's" on Rockaway Ave. has been serving happy customers since 1938! Recently I had the pleasure of working with owners Chris and Dimitrious in lending a hand in the updating of the establishment. The interior has been completely renovated, revealing fabulous "mod" looking glass tiles in fun gradient colors wrapping around the eating area. The counter where you can sit and have a refreshing ice cream soda has fun glass tiles and a new mural complete with a hot fudge river! The vestibule and back areas were treated with a mica faux painting treatment to compliment the tile work. As an ode to the original I was asked to paint a portrait of the old building on a canvas that will hang in the main dining room. What a wonderful place to take your family and friends for a bit of Valley stream and old New York nostalgia! And the ice cream is delicious!