Albany pastor opens community ice cream shop in church basement

ALBANY – Bishop Avery Comithier is the pastor of Elijah Missionary Church on Krank Street in Albany’s South End.

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He realized there were not any ice cream shops nearby. People would always have to go to Delmar, East Greenbush or Central Avenue.

Now that’s no longer the case. He opened up a community ice cream shop. Avery’s Soft Serve Ice Cream is in the basement of his church.

He has everything from ice cream to smoothies at an affordable price.

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Bishop Comithier says he has already received positive feedback from the community.

The ice cream shop is open during the week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on the weekends from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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See a sample of some of what’s on the menu by watching the video of Jonathan Hunter’s story.