In the next few weeks, a 50-foot tall rocket ship originally designed for Burning Man will be the home of Rocket Ice Cream in Lowry. A new neighborhood-friendly venture by the owners of the Lowry Beer Garden and partners in the Hangar 2 project, the attracation will feature locally-made Little Man Ice Cream with unique flavors that change daily. The menu will offer malts, shakes, floats, sorbet, vegan ice cream, sundaes, and splits.
“When planning the development of Hangar 2, we knew that we wanted an ice cream shop,” said Joe Vostrejs, principal with City Street Investors which is a partner in the project along with Larimer Associates. “We felt it was important to incorporate a significant piece of public art that tied into air and space.”
Speaking of that art, the Raygun Gothic Rocketship that is currently being installed in the former Lowry Air Force base, was created in 2009 by world-renowned art studio Five Ton Crane Arts for the Burning Man Festival. It took more than 70 artists, scientists and engineers to design and build the creation that has since been on display in locations across the United States and in Canada including the Embarcadero in San Francisco and NASA.
Rocket Ice Cream is located at 7591 E. Academy Boulevard, neighboring Lowry Beer Garden, North County, and Cafe Mercato, among others.