Carmelo and Katrina Turillo, owners of La Divina Gelateria, say they closed their 8-year-old Magazine Street location in the Garden District to focus on growing wholesale operations. Their locations at Loyola University and in the French Quarter will remain open.
"This isn't an ending," Carmelo says of the June 22 closing. "It's really an expansion. [Our] wholesale business has increased with additional fine dining establishments like Domenica, Sylvain and Meauxbar featuring our gelato. ... We plan to make our gelato available at some new venues throughout the state of Louisiana, and to spend some time experimenting with some additional gelato flavors and variations."