Gelatissimo’s first US store opens in Houston, Texas

Gelatissimo's first US store
Gelatissimo’s first US store

A big step for one Aussie gelato chain as Gelatissimo opens its first US store in Houston, Texas. 

Gelatissimo CEO, Filipe Barbosa said “We are so thrilled to have officially opened our first US store. Now the next chapter begins as we look to further opportunities for growth throughout America and globally.” 

Keeping up the pace, the brand’s next US outlet will be a store in Hawaii’s Honolulu which is set to open in the coming  months.

“We have spent a long time considering Hawaii,” said Barbosa. “We wanted to get the  position and store concept just right for our first venture into such an iconic holiday locale.” 

The store will be located just outside of Tiffany & Co. on the city’s major shopping thoroughfare, Kalakaua Avenue, which is opposite Waikiki Beach.

Closer to home, a raft of new stores are also set to open in Australia this year including three in Queensland in Airlie Beach, Ipswich and Carindale, and a fourth in Cockle Bay, in Sydney’s  Darling Harbour.  

The brand’s flagship Watson’s Bay address is set for a significant revamp that will showcase Gelatissimo’s soon-to-be-released new-look branding and fresh new interior  design. 

The new concept is planned for release mid-year, as a celebration of Gelatissimo’s 20th anniversary. 

“We have spent the last two decades enjoying sustainable growth and increasing brand awareness nationally and feel the time is now right to really ramp up our international  presence and continue our Australian expansion,” said Barbosa.