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Courtesy of Christopher Giancola

Italy’s Granita Ice Mountain will open the showcase.

Over the past three years, Granita Mountain, Italian ice operated a seasonal sidewalk cart in Little Italy. This year will be a little different, says owner Christopher Giancola.

“After two years of planning and remodeling, we’re finally ready to open the doors to our new Italian ice shop in Little Italy,” he says.

Located near the intersection of Mayfield and Murray Hill, the storefront (2024 Murray Hill Rd.) has been home to numerous small businesses over the past century. Giancola’s team enhanced the property by refinishing the original maple floors, restoring the tin ceilings and reactivating the storefront.

Giancola’s family emigrated from Sicily 50 years ago, and he credits the recipe to his great-grandmother. Its Italian ice is made with 100 percent fresh fruit and cane sugar. There are no preservatives or artificial flavors. Flavors such as lemon, mango, mixed berry, coconut, mint mojito and orange cream are available on a rotating schedule.

The grand opening of Granite Mountain will take place on Friday, May 19.

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